Two Men of Florence
March 6 - April 5, 2009
By Richard N. Goodwin; Directed by Edward Hall
Inspired by his faith and encouraged by his patron Cardinal Maffeo Barberini, devout Catholic Galileo Galilei strives to gain a deeper understanding of the scientific truths that explain his world. But when the politically ambitious Barbarini ascends to become Pope Urban VIII, he realizes that Galileo's discoveries threaten to rock his Church's very foundation and the two old friends find themselves on opposing sides of a battle over reason and faith.