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Thursday May 30 2019 at 8:00 PM
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Bella Donna Artists Collective presents

BELLA DONNA
by David Copelin

Cast
Lucrezia Borgia d'Este: FRANÇOISE BALTHAZAR
Alfonso d'Este: PAUL HOPKINS
Angela di Ghilini: CHELSEA RUSSELL
Sister Bibiana: MARTHA CHAVES
Giovanni: DEWEY STEWART
Carlo: MICHAEL GIORDANO

Team
Director: ANITA LA SELVA
Producer: ALISON WONG
Associate Producer: MIRKA LOISELLE
Set & Costume Designer: JAN VENUS
Lighting Designer: WALEED ANSARI
Fight Choreographer: DANIEL LEVINSON
Production & Stage Manager: ELLEN BROOKER

Bella Donna invites audiences into the world of intrigue, politics, sex, and power, all controlled by one of history’s most powerful and misunderstood women: Lucrezia Borgia.

While Pope Julius II excommunicates LUCREZIA BORGIA (alleged daughter of his predecessor, Alexander VI) and her husband DUKE ALFONSO D'ESTE of Ferrara, Alfonso dallies with his young mistress ANGELA DiGHILINI. Disguised, Lucrezia goes to seek a secret audience with the Pope. There she meets GIOVANNI, a young soldier, who doesn't realize who Lucrezia is and may be evidence of a guilty secret even more devastating to Lucrezia. SISTER BIBIANA, Lucrezia's confidante, arranges for Giovanni to come to Ferrara, where he is adroitly poisoned by Alfonso. As the evidence mounts, so do the dramatic stakes.

Our contemporized production of Bella Donna is directed by the Gina Wilkinson award-winning emerging female director, Anita La Selva, and stars Françoise Balthazar, Martha Chaves, Michael Giordano, Paul Hopkins, Chelsea Russell, and Dewy Steward.

Are you ready to be seduced?

Venue

Extraspace
30 Bridgman Avenue
Toronto ON M5R 1X3


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This is a general admission performance - the seats are on a first come, first serve basis when you arrive at the venue.

Doors open 1/2 hour prior to start of performance.