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About this show

Intrigue surrounds Barbara Strozzi, an ambitious 17th-century composer rumored to be a courtesan. Her brilliance and musical talent are dismissed in a male-dominated profession that stifles female musicians. In Smoke & Dust, a modern acting troupe explores Strozzi's music and the personal life of this historical figure: Was she a victim or an empowered woman defying society's moralistic expectations? Playwright Joy McCullough-Carranza deftly weaves together past and present as characters in both timelines struggle against the limits society places on a woman's ambition.

Show Details

  • Running Time:2hr (1 intermission)
  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Theater Off Jackson, Seattle