The Woman Who Amuses Herself

The Woman Who Amuses Herself
by Victor Lodato

Productions (4)
  • Drama
  • 80 - 100 minutes
  • 5 f, 6 m, 1 either (1-12 actors possible: 0-12 f, 0-12 m)
  • Content Notes: Some adult language.
  • Set: Minimal. Ability to project images onstage.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-296-3

The Woman Who Amuses Herself
by Victor Lodato

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Productions (4)
  • Drama
  • 80 - 100 minutes
  • 5 f, 6 m, 1 either (1-12 actors possible: 0-12 f, 0-12 m)
  • Content Notes: Some adult language.
  • Set: Minimal. Ability to project images onstage.

The Mona Lisa has always captivated the world. But for Vincenzo Perugia, the painting holds a special power, one that compels him to steal it from the Louvre and return it to Italy. Before he returns it, however, he lives under the watchful smile of La Gioconda for over two years. Based on a true story, this cast-flexible play imagines the thief's life through a series of monologues. A clever and poignant exploration of the world's most famous painting that takes us beyond the smile, into a keen examination of the mysteries and magnetism of great art.

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Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

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Play Details

The Mona Lisa has always captivated the world. But for Vincenzo Perugia, the painting holds a special power, one that compels him to steal it from the Louvre and return it to Italy. Before he returns it, however, he lives under the watchful smile of La Gioconda for over two years. Based on a true story, this cast-flexible play imagines the thief's life through a series of monologues. A clever and poignant exploration of the world's most famous painting that takes us beyond the smile, into a keen examination of the mysteries and magnetism of great art.

  • Drama
  • 80 - 100 minutes
  • 5 f, 6 m, 1 either (1-12 actors possible: 0-12 f, 0-12 m)
  • Content Notes: Some adult language.
  • Set: Minimal. Ability to project images onstage.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-296-3

Published Reviews

"Paints a beautiful picture of a man who loved the 'Mona Lisa' -- perhaps a bit too much... simply unforgettable."

Roanoke Times

"Attests to the enduring power and mystery of Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece."

Washington Post

"A charming, mournful, sharply-observed whydunnit."

Washington City Paper

Production History

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JUN 25, 2016 - JUL 24, 2016
Idle Muse Theatre Company
Chicago, IL United States
Idle Muse Theatre Company Chicago, IL United States
NOV 07, 2012 - NOV 08, 2012
Palo Verde High School
Tucson, AZ United States
Palo Verde High School Tucson, AZ United States
JAN 01, 2009 - DEC 31, 2009
Theater Alliance
Washington, DC United States
Theater Alliance Washington, DC United States
JAN 01, 2003 - DEC 31, 2003
Mill Mountain Theatre
Roanoke, VA United States
Mill Mountain Theatre Roanoke, VA United States
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Production Group
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JAN 01, 2009 - DEC 31, 2009
Theater Alliance
Washington, DC United States
Theater Alliance Washington, DC United States
JAN 01, 2003 - DEC 31, 2003
Mill Mountain Theatre
Roanoke, VA United States
Mill Mountain Theatre Roanoke, VA United States