Men of Stone

Men of Stone
by Seth Rozin

Productions (5)
  • Comedy
  • |
  • 85 - 95 minutes
  • 1 f, 4 m
  • Content Notes: Mild adult language, adult content
  • Set: Unit set: Michelangelo's sculpture studio in Florence, Italy, 1513 A.D.; Pope's chambers in the Vatican suggested simply

Men of Stone
by Seth Rozin

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Productions (5)
  • Comedy
  • |
  • 85 - 95 minutes
  • 1 f, 4 m
  • Content Notes: Mild adult language, adult content
  • Set: Unit set: Michelangelo's sculpture studio in Florence, Italy, 1513 A.D.; Pope's chambers in the Vatican suggested simply

What happens when your greatest work of art comes to life...as the wrong person? The great Renaissance sculptor Michelangelo (a.k.a. Mickey) is nearing the completion of his magnificent statue of Moses, commissioned by Pope Julius II. But when Moses comes to life in the blue-collar persona of Mickey's model, the local butcher, Mickey's life begins to crumble. He frantically tries to undo his inadvertent miracle, as the butcher, the imperious Pope, and a ravenous Countess all stake their claim in a work of art that truly does imitate life. Men of Stone is a farcical comedy about human nature and the pursuit of perfection, with a contemporary spin.

Pricing Information

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

*The per performance fee begins at $80. Your per performance fee will be provided during the ordering process.

Play Details

What happens when your greatest work of art comes to life...as the wrong person? The great Renaissance sculptor Michelangelo (a.k.a. Mickey) is nearing the completion of his magnificent statue of Moses, commissioned by Pope Julius II. But when Moses comes to life in the blue-collar persona of Mickey's model, the local butcher, Mickey's life begins to crumble. He frantically tries to undo his inadvertent miracle, as the butcher, the imperious Pope, and a ravenous Countess all stake their claim in a work of art that truly does imitate life. Men of Stone is a farcical comedy about human nature and the pursuit of perfection, with a contemporary spin.

  • Comedy
  • |
  • 85 - 95 minutes
  • 1 f, 4 m
  • Content Notes: Mild adult language, adult content
  • Set: Unit set: Michelangelo's sculpture studio in Florence, Italy, 1513 A.D.; Pope's chambers in the Vatican suggested simply

Published Reviews

"An unabashed comedy -- and such a good one at that. Consistently funny, with verbal and visual humor."

Philadelphia Inquirer

"A great comic idea. Juxtaposition is the name of the game here...the mix of high- and low-brow. One minute, we're in a world of Stoppard-esque erudition, pondering the nature of art. In the next, Michelangelo's studio is the scene for a kind of Renaissance Florentine Honeymooners."

Philadelphia City Paper

"An involving comedy."

Philadelphia Weekly

Production History

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NOV 11, 2011 - NOV 18, 2011
Bay St Louis Little Theatre
Bay St Louis, MS United States
Bay St Louis Little Theatre Bay St Louis, MS United States
FEB 05, 2010 - FEB 20, 2010
Stage Left Theatre Troupe
Boulder, WA Australia
Stage Left Theatre Troupe Boulder, WA Australia
OCT 15, 2004 - OCT 24, 2004
Bay St. Louis Little Theatre
Waveland, MS United States
Bay St. Louis Little Theatre Waveland, MS United States
MAR 21, 2003 - MAR 29, 2003
Hobbs Community Playhouse
Hobbs, NM United States
Hobbs Community Playhouse Hobbs, NM United States
JAN 01, 2001 - DEC 31, 2001
Theater Catalyst
Philadelphia, PA United States
Theater Catalyst Philadelphia, PA United States
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JAN 01, 2001 - DEC 31, 2001
Theater Catalyst
Philadelphia, PA United States
Theater Catalyst Philadelphia, PA United States

Awards (1)

2001 Barrymore Award Nomination for Outstanding New Play