* World Premiere

Sunsets and Glories (1992)
Hot on the heels of the riotously funny Red Noses comes an epic new comedy by Peter Barnes. Set in 13th-century Italy, Sunsets and Glories resurrects the story of Pope Celestine V, who wreaks havoc on Catholicism by re-introducing virtue and decency to the papacy. Under an onslaught of goodness, the unscrupulous Cardinal Gaetani must find a way to save the Church from righteous ruin. This savagely comic morality play introduces a gallery of Machiavellian pontiffs, political buffoons and randy clerics in a dark, vaudevillian romp through Vatican history.
About the Play
Written By: Peter Barnes
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About the Production
Run Dates: 10/17/1992 - 11/15/1992
Program: Program (.pdf)
Venue: Queen Anne
Directed By: Jeff Steitzer
Cast: Laurence Ballard - Cardinal Gaetani
Kurt Beattie - Cardinal Orsini
Mark Chamberlin - King James of Aragon; Roffred
Clayton Corzatte - Cardinal Malabranca
Sara DeBoer - Verrier
Sue Guthrie - Maifreda
William Hall, Jr - Cardinal Colonna
Todd Jamieson - Cardinal Cholet; Lucera
Lori Larsen - Queen Maria
Sheila McClure - Gina
David Morden - Elijah
J. Christopher O'Conner - Sala; Guard
Patrick Page - Montefelto
Larry Paulsen - Pope Nicholas IV; Jacopone
David Pichette - King Charles II
Demetra Pittman - Sophia Aldesca
Peter Silbert - Peter de Morrone
Behind the Scenes: Steven E. Alter - Assistant Director; Dramaturg
Todd Barton - Composer; Sound Designer
Brenda Berry - Lighting Designer
Charlene Hall - Scenic Designer
Jeffrey K. Hanson - Stage Manager
Rose Pederson - Costume Designer
Phil Schermer - Producing Director
Jeff Steitzer - Artistic Director
Susan Trapnell Moritz - Managing Director