The Mandrake by Niccolo Machiavelli
Spring 2014 production
Set in sixteenth century Florence, Italy the story details to what lengths a love smitten Florentine will go to win the favors of a beautiful young woman who in inconveniently married to the rich and very aged lawyer in town. Enlisting the assistance of his friends, Callimaco devises a scheme that involves magic potions, brilliant disguises and questionable scruples. This classic comedy comes to us from the writer of the renowned treatise in political philosophy, The Prince.