BTG Presents ‘Amadeus’

The Beverly Theatre Guild (BTG) will present Peter Shaffer’s “Amadeus,” the most successful non-musical play in Broadway’s history, Fri., Feb. 17 and Sat., Feb. 18, 8 p.m., and Sun., Feb. 20, 2 p.m., Morgan Park Academy Arts Center, 2153 W. 111th St.

Set in the court of the Austrian Emperor Josef where Antonio Salieri is the established composer, the play erupts when Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart comes on the scene as the greatest musical genius of all time. The differences between these rivals are stark: Salieri has given himself to God so that he might realize his sole ambition to be a great composer. Mozart is a foul-mouthed, graceless oaf who possesses what is beyond Salieri’s envious grasp: Genius. The play depicts Salieri’s battle with God, and Mozart is the battlefield.

“Amadeus” is directed by Glenn Hering. The cast features David Lauryn, Rocco Ayala, Jennifer Schreiner, Brandon Vlach, Thomas Moran, Daniel Grillo, Joseph Nowinski, Elliot Palmer, Julie Zebleckis, Meg Massaro, Wayne Wendell, Dave Alberts, Bonnie Ryniec and Angela Piet Campbell.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at www.beverlytheatreguild.org or 773-BTG-TIXS.

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