"DAZZLING! TRULY SPECTACULAR! One of the most stunning we'll see on a Boston stage this year. Jay O. Sanders (Galileo) brings great energy and vivacity. Playwright Richard N. Goodwin reveals both men as fascinating and complicated human beings, full of intellectual curiosity and spiritual passion." — The Boston Globe
"PROFOUND AND ENGAGING! It's hard not to get caught up in the battle for the world's soul. A handsome production of an inherent drama with heavyweight actors. The playwright loves big ideas, and they don't get much bigger than the conflicts between faith and science. Edward Herrmann brings class, sympathy, and human perspective to the role of Pope Urban VIII." — Variety
"Dick Goodwin is such a legend here in Boston, and I've always admired his writing. The story behind his play fascinates me, and what he's done is made the Pope an intellectual and Galileo a man of faith, which creates a very real, very human dynamic." – Peter DuBois
Two men: Friends. Intellectual powerhouses. Giants in their respective fields. Galileo Galilei and Pope Urban VIII face off in a battle for the soul of the world.
A fiercely intelligent, epic drama from celebrated historian and former JFK speechwriter Richard N. Goodwin, directed by Edward Hall, associate director of London’s National Theatre and one of England’s most gifted directors.
"A triumph! A splendid celebration of theatre." – BBC
Approximate run time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one intermission
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