About The Performance
Columbia University School of the Arts presents Jordan Tannahill’s Botticelli in the Fire, a directing thesis production by current student Dmitri Barcomi.
“They’re going to kill you. They’re going to worship you, don’t get me wrong. But they are going to kill you.”
Playboy painter Sandro Botticelli has it all: talent, fame, good looks. He also has the ear—and the wife—of Lorenzo de Medici, as well as Florence’s hottest young apprentice, Leonardo.
While working on his breakthrough commission, The Birth of Venus, Botticelli’s devotion to pleasure and beauty is put to the ultimate test. As plague sweeps through the city, the charismatic friar Girolamo Savonarola starts to stoke the fires of dissent against the liberal elite. Botticelli finds the life he knows breaking apart, forcing him to choose between love and survival.
Please be advised that this production contains violence, nudity, themes of homophobia, and sexual content.
For more information about this performance, please visit the event website.
Image: Lenfest Center for the Arts