Full Length Play
120 minutes (2 hours)
Settings Of Play - The wreck of the Santa Maria with practical crow's nest on mast that has fallen through the deck.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
No Special Cautions
Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage
This wild epic celebrates the mad obsession and ambiguous triumph of Christopher Columbus. The charming Italian mariner and lover moves through the nightmare of his life, loves, and struggles against authority and stupidity, confronting the wondrous and terrible fruits of his obsession. He is brought to judgment before the inquisition for the sins of lechery and pride. Kings, queens, mermaids, dead sailors, lovers, princes, fools, and even madhouse inhabitants haunt and taunt the compromised hero. This play, commissioned for the 500th anniversary of Columbus's first voyage, is rich in language, action, character, and humor as it explores the consequences of exploration, discovery, madness, and creation.
First produced in Thurber Theatre at the Ohio State University in 1991, directed by the playwright.