Botticelli in the Fire


Sandro Botticelli is devoted to beauty, sensuality, and pleasure. While painting The Birth of Venus, however, the limits of his dedication are put to the test by the arrival of a conservative priest leading a populist revolution in Lorenzo de' Medici’s Florence. When his full-throttle, decadent ways catch up to him, will the famed artist sacrifice his work… or the life of his young apprentice, Leonardo Da Vinci?

Botticelli in the Fire is an ambitious, modern story that sets the present political moment ablaze. The American premiere of this new work by Jordan Tannahill—“the hottest name in Canadian theatre” (Montreal Gazette)—will bring Woolly’s 38th season to a searing close.

Featuring company members Cody Nickell, Jon Hudson Odom, and Dawn Ursula

Presented by Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Show Type
Running Time
135 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$31 - $69

Discount Tickets Available $20 tickets for 30 & Under

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Box Office Phone: 202-393-3939

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 05/28/2018 - 06/24/2018
Sunday 02:00pm07:00pm-
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday 08:00pm--
Thursday 08:00pm--
Friday 08:00pm--
Saturday 03:00pm08:00pm-
Important Dates

Special Performances

  • 05/28/2018 - 8:00pm Digital Pay What You Can
  • 05/29/2018 - 8:00pm
Performer Role
Jon Hudson Odom Botticelli
James Crichton Leonardo da Vinci
Cody Nickell Lorenzo Medici
Alyssa Wilmoth Keegan Clarice Medici
Craig Wallace Savonarola
Earl Kim Poggio
Dawn Ursula Madre Maria
Production Personnel
Jordan Tannahill
Marti Lyons
Costume Designer
Ivania Stack
Set Designer
Misha Kachman
Lighting Designer
Colin K. Bills
Christian Frederickson


Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
641 D Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

Getting There

  • Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter (Green/Yellow Lines)
  • Gallery Pl-Chinatown (Green/Yellow/Red Lines)
  • 70, 71, D1, D3, and D6 buses stop at 7th & E Streets. The P1, P2, P6, 13A, 13B, 13F, 13G, and 54 buses stop at 7th Street & Pennsylvania Ave.


  • Street parking
  • Paid garages
  • Theater discount at nearby garage


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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