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    Two Men of Florence

    Presented by at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage

    March 6 - April 5, 2009


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    Two Men of Florence

    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...

    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.


    Boston University Theatre, Mainstage

    264 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:
    $20-$82.50 $25 "35 Below" tickets for patrons 35 years and younger (valid I.D. required). $5 senior and military discounts. $10 Subscriber and B.U. Community discounts. $20 back row of the balcony (limited availability). $15 student rush seats (available two hours before curtain time for each performance). Special events FREE with the purchase of a ticket: Playwrights Forum: Tuesday, 3/10 @ 6:30pm. Hear directly from the playwright. Out & About Club: Thursday, 3/12. G.L.B.T. audience members are invited to a post-show party at the theatre. Humanities Forum: Sunday, 3/15. A lively post-performance session on the historical and literary context of the show. Actors Forum: Thursday, 3/19 and Wednesday, 4/1. Participating members of the cast take questions after the performance. ASL-Interpreted: Friday, 3/20 (TTY: 617 424-0694)


    General Day and Time Info:
    Fri. 3/6 @ 8pm
    Sat. 3/7 @ 8pm
    Sun. 3/8 @ 7pm
    Tues. 3/10 @ 7:30pm
    Wed. 3/11 @ 7pm
    Thurs. 3/12 @ 7:30pm
    Fri. 3/13 @ 8pm
    Sat. 3/14 @ 2pm and 8pm
    Sun. 3/15 @ 2pm
    Wed. 3/18 @ 2pm and 7:30pm
    Thurs. 3/19 @ 7:30pm
    Fri. 3/20 @ 8pm
    Sat. 3/21 @ 2pm and 8pm
    Sun. 3/22 @ 2pm and 7pm
    Tues. 3/24 @ 7:30pm
    Wed. 3/25 @ 7:30pm
    Thurs. 3/26 @ 7:30pm
    Fri. 3/27 @ 8pm
    Sat. 3/28 @ 2pm and 8pm
    Sun. 3/29 @ 2pm
    Tues. 3/31 @ 7pm
    Wed. 4/1 @ 2pm and 7:30pm
    Thurs. 4/2 @ 7:30pm
    Fri. 4/3 @ 7:30pm
    Sat. 4/4 @ 2pm and 8pm
    Sun. 4/5 @ 2pm

    phone: 617 266-0800


    Accessibility Information:

    TTY: 617 424-0694 ASL-Interpreted Performance: Friday, 3/20 @ 8pm.


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    • Event Name: Two Men of Florence
      5 out of 5 stars rating "Mind-Blowing"
      Review posted by: Stanley from Boston, MA, Mar 29, 2009

      I know this play is not everyone's cup of tea because some people like to have simple plots spoon fed to them. But in a modern world full of tiny snippets of information available by countless... Expand

    • Event Name: Two Men of Florence
      1 out of 5 stars rating "Awful"
      Review posted by: Huntington Subscriber from Arlington, MA, Mar 15, 2009

      Words, words, words, I'm so sick of words (Eliza Doolittle)--and so many words that produce no insight on a controversial issue that is still being played out with high stakes to our society. ...... Expand

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