The Woman Who Amuses Herself by Victor Lodato Thu, June 23, 2016 8:00pm – Sun, July 24, 2016 3:00pm The Woman Who Amuses Herself a Chicago premiere by Victor Lodato, directed by ensemble member, Nathan Pease In 1911, Vincenzo Peruggia, a worker at the Louvre, committed the crime of the century by walking out with the **** Lisa hidden under his coat. Peruggia then spent two years in his Paris apartment alone with the mysteriously smiling woman as his muse. But was he an Italian patriot who believed “La Gioconda” should be returned to her native Italy, was he a not-so-common thief seeking his fortune, or was this the strangest tale of unrequited love ever told? Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece has attracted, inspired, and perplexed millions of admirers across generations and continents but what makes the **** Lisa so special? Was it her theft alone that brought her the world’s attention? Meet Vincenzo and others affected by the smiling lady in this intriguing whydunnit. $10 Previews 6/23/2016 & 6/24/2016 Edge Theater, 5451 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640 8pm Thursdays-Saturdays, 3pm Sundays Tickets available online at the Idle Muse Box Office or by phone at 773.340.9438 Cast features ensemble members Brian Bengtson, Cat Hermes, Mara Kovacevic, and Nathan Thompson, artistic associate Joel Thompson, and guest artists Almanya Narula, Rodrigo Arreola, and Phylicia McLeod Design team features ensemble members Erin Gallagher, Sara Robinson, Tristan Brandon, Shellie DiSalvo, and Laura Wiley with guest artstis Allison Asher and Robert P. Lloyd | Contact | Privacy | Terms