October 07 - November 26, 2006
A World Premiere
Written by Richard Vetere
Directed by Dale Heinen
Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W. Washington St., Chicago
Set in 17th century Rome, Malta, and Naples, Caravaggio is the story of the great Italian painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, the father of the Baroque, whose daring art and volatile personality attracted the favor and wrath of the church he both loved and reviled.
Whether undertaking commissions from the Vatican or confronting the cruelties of the Inquisition, Caravaggio's short life was charged with artistry, violence and passion.