The Gordon College Theatre Arts Department Presents Amadeus
Office of College Communications, Gordon College
Cyndi.McMahon@gordon.edu, c: 978 595 8817
WENHAM, MA— The Gordon College Theatre Arts Department presents its spring play, Amadeus, written by Peter Shaffer and directed by Jeffery Miller. The production dives into a highly fictional, dramatic representation of a fierce rivalry between two historical composers, Antonio Salieri and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Written by renowned English playwright Peter Shaffer, Amadeus first debuted in London in 1979. Regarded as “Shaffer’s true masterpiece” (Slate), the story follows the revenge schemes of an older, jealous Salieri as he sees his place being usurped by the young prodigy, Mozart. As Gordon’s fall production of Translations highlighted a commonly forgotten part of Ireland’s history during the 19th century, this modern play remembers an overshadowed composer of the 18th century.
This will also be Gordon College’s first immersive theater production. Only 40 tickets will be available for each show and the audience will be expected to stand, occasionally sit on the scenic units and move around (but not participate) as the scenes shift locations.
Performances will take place March 31, April 1 and April 4-8. General admission tickets are $15; $10 for senior citizens and students. Discount group tickets are also available. Tickets are available at www.gordon.edu/tickets.
Amadeus Director Jeffery Miller joined the Gordon faculty in 2002. Jeff was the founder and artistic director of The Refreshment Committee Theatre Company of St. Paul, MN. He also chaired the Theatre Arts Department at Bethel University in St. Paul, where he received the 1995 Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship, and served as director of education, director and performer at Lamb’s Players Theatre in San Diego, CA.
Learn more about the show Amadeus at http://www.gordon.edu/theatreschedule.