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Monna Vanna
(Drama)

Runs
Thu, Nov 29 – Sun, Dec 16
Thurs, Fri, Sat 8 PM
Sat & Sun 2 PM

Show Calendar

No Performances
Mon. Dec. 3, Tues. Dec. 4, Wed. Dec. 5, Mon. Dec. 10, Tues. Dec. 11, Wed. Dec. 12

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All shows $25.00

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"...an opportunity to see a fine and interesting example of rare work, charged with passionate and thoughtful performances." Variety

"...what a play it is! Ripe with poetic language and performed by a superbly gifted cast, it is mesmerizing, breathtaking, and haunting." Cynthia Citron, www.reviewplays.com & Santa Monica Daily Press

Special Show Info
Running time: 150 minutes.
There will be an intermission.
Performance includes a gunshot. Parking for the Stella Adler Theater is at the Hollywood & Highland Center. Entrances are located on Highland Avenue and Orange Avenue. Parking rates are $2.00 for up to 4 hours with validation from shops, restaurants, and the Stella Adler Theater; $1.00 for every 20 minutes thereafter with a daily maximum of $10.00. The parking structure is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Stella Adler Theatre (Main)
6773 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA  90028
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(323) 960-4446

It is the late fifteenth century, and the battered city of Pisa faces imminent vanquishment by the superior army of Florence. As the city's commander prepares for the inevitable end, he receives from the enemy an astonishing offer of rescue. The attack will be called off, the siege will be lifted, the starving city will be resupplied - on one condition. The commander's wife, a woman revered as the epitome of honor and virtue, must surrender her body for a night to the hated leader of the Florentine army - and thus is unleashed a torrent of conflicts and sub-conflicts, masterfully orchestrated by the playwright, concerning the meaning of honor and the pursuit of values.

Written in 1902, Monna Vanna was Maeterlinck's first brilliant success. It was played on every important stage in Europe, except in England, where it was forbidden by censor. In 1911, Maeterlinck was honored with the Nobel Prize for literary achievement.

The story that Ayn Rand referred to as "...one of the greatest plays in all of world literature" is now a Los Angeles premiere, professionally produced for the first time in the United States since the early 20th century.



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