Amadeus kicks off Live Arts season

Sara Eshleman as Constanze and Jon Cobb as Mozart. Amadeus runs through October 21 at Live Arts (Photo: Jack Looney/CVILLE Weekly

Live Arts begins its new season with the production of Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus. The play tells the story of the fictional rivalry between Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri in the late 18th century Vienna. The play is directed by Mendy St. Ours, and runs from September 22nd through October 21st.

I attended the preview night of Amadeus, and spoke with St. Ours to find out more about the piece.

We’ll be previewing all of the productions in Live Arts season this year. This preview of Amadeus is supported by RedInked, a blog about culture and words, and by the Charlottesville Daily Progress.

Read Jane Dunlop Norris’ feature from the September 22 edition of the paper.

Charlottesville blogger Brian Chenault saw the play on September 29th. GYiVyiVDz