Farinelli & the King - presented by Southwest Shakespeare Co.

Farinelli and the King is a contemporary play orchestrated with Baroque music based on the true story of King Phillip the Fifth of Spain and his friendship with the most famous countertenor (castrato) of the 18th Century, Farinelli. This play opened at Shakespeare’s Globe in 2017 and won several Olivier Awards. It is a charming soulful story about opera, leadership, friendship, and mental illness. It’s expected to be released as a major motion picture. But see its Arizona premiere here first.

Performances: Mar. 4, Mar. 5, Mar. 6, Mar. 11, Mar. 12, Mar. 17, Mar. 18, Mar. 19, and Mar. 20 (times vary; see site for availability)

Shouthwest Shakespeare Company: http://swshakespeare.org/

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  • Location: Mesa Arts Center
  • 1 E Main St
  • Nesbitt/Elliott Playhouse
  • Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Admission: $55-65
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