Checking on the Arts
Thu February 3, 2011
Checking on the Arts: Amadeus at Theatre Memphis
By Kacky Walton
Memphis, TN – Kacky Walton talks with director Kell Christie about Theatre Memphis' current production of Amadeus, 1981 Tony Award Winner for Best Play and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Play, running through February 20, 2011.
This provocative work weaves a confrontation between mediocrity and genius into a tale of breathtaking dramatic power. In the court of the Austrian Emperor Josef, Antonio Salieri is the established composer.
Enter the greatest musical genius of all time: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Salieri has given himself to God so that he might realize his sole ambition of becoming a great composer. Mozart is a foul-mouthed, graceless oaf who has the one thing beyond Salieri's envious grasp: genius.
The cast includes:
Antonio Salieri: Tony Isbell
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Marques Brown
Constanze Weber: Aliza Moran
Katherine Cavalieri: Catherine Norton
Emperor Josef II: Ryan Kathman
Count Orsini-Rosenberg: Cameron Yates
Giuseppe Bonno: Bud Demetriou
Count Johann Kilian von Strack: Robert Sutton
Teresa Salieri: Emily Burnett
The Venticelli: Emily Burnett, Daniel Hernandez, Kinon Keplinger, Rachel King-Barr
Major Domo & Valet: Jason Kindle
The Cook: Josh Massey Servants, Citizens: Jeremy Brock, Jason Kindle, Chelsea Robinson, Kevin Rogers
Playing through February 20, 2011. For tickets or information, contact Theatre Memphis at 901-682-8323, or visit the Theatre Memphis website.