The Providence Players of Fairfax are gearing up to open its 19th season with a production of “Amadeus” on Friday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the James Lee Community Center, located at 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church. The show will be open until Saturday, Oct. 15.
“Amadeus” is the story of legendary composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as told through the eyes of his jealous rival Antonio Salieri, this psychological mystery has played to thunderous applause the world over. The scene is set in 1781 Vienna and features a young Mozart, who can write an opera a week but can’t control his exuberant giggling and notorious libido.
Antonio Salieri–until now the royal court’s most lauded musician – recognizes Mozart’s genius, calling him “God’s magic flute.” Pious, wicked and soon to be guilt-ridden, Salieri tries everything to subvert the success of this enfant terrible.
“My vision is to stay true to the original script and intent of Amadeus while enhancing the musical experience through the integration of live music. I am intensifying the focus on story and music by downplaying much of the visual opulence of 18th-century costume and set design,” said Julie Janson, the show’s director. “Instead, I will replace these elements with design aspects which highlight the timelessness of both Mozart and Shaffer’s work.”
Performances of the show will be held on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets for the performance costs $17 – $20. For more information, visit providenceplayers.org.