(photo by Cylla von Tiedemann)Definitely Not Black and White
by Keely Kwok
The four strongest men and a Captain for hire had been charged with carrying a precious painting – The Brotherhood of the Rosary – from Venice to Prague. Interestingly, this part of the story is historically true. What happens next when the men are set upon by Protestant extremists while traversing the Alps and their mysterious escape however, is entirely fictional. And, coincidentally, the best part. Set in 1606, the play follows the four men and the Captain as they each tell their version of a miracle they may or may not have seen. Their audience consists of the Magistrate of Venice and the Archbishop of Milan who interject questions and clarifications along the way.