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Bernini in Ecstasy staged reading at Dante Alighieri

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When: Sunday, September 13, 2015 — 3 to 5:30 p.m. Where: Dante Alighieri Society — 41 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA A staged reading of “Bernini in Ecstasy”, a new play in two acts by Clay Ballard. (Director: Kate Caffrey. Producer: Phil Micali. Historical consultant: Franco Mormando.) BERNINI IN ECSTASY is a portrait of one of Italy’s greatest artists: the sculptor, architect, painter and playwright Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598 — 1680). In his lifetime, the tempestuous, ambitious Bernini was both a legend and a scandal to the Romans; yet he became the intimate of eight popes. This play follows Bernini from ...

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