New York City
Set in the opulence and splendor of 18th century Vienna, Peter Shaffer’s thrilling and often wickedly funny play pits blazing human ambition against heavenly genius.
Amadeus follows Antonio Salieri, also serving as narrator, who is exalted as the most famous composer in a city of musicians-that is, until the young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart arrives. Now brutally confronted with the limitations of his own talent and believing God to have abandoned him, Salieri embarks on a desperate course of action, vowing to take revenge on such an unjust God by destroying Mozart’s.
L. Walter Stearns directs for the PorchLight Theatre. The production is a new, more musical version, incorporating an impressive chorus of singers and live musicians.