Transporting. Timely. True.


 

The Woman Who Amuses Herself

A CHICAGO PREMIERE!

A CHICAGO PREMIERE!

In 1911, Vincenzo Peruggia, a worker at the Louvre, committed the crime of the century by walking out with the Mona 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 Mona 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.


Idle Muse Theatre Company presents The Woman Who Amuses Herself by Victor Lodato, directed by IMTC ensemble member Nathan Pease. This production is recommended for teens and up.

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Our 10th Anniversary Season!

OUR 10TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON!!!

OUR 10TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON!!!

Idle Muse Theatre Company is 10 years old!

To celebrate, we're making it our best season yet - with brand new stories and a few old friends as we mark a full decade of producing great Chicago theatre!

Watch this space for announcements in the coming weeks of upcoming events, staged readings and plays!

Season 10

Season 11 Info Coming Soon

 

Special Events

Have a drink with Idle Muse!

Have a drink with Idle Muse!

Make Your Time at Idle Muse a Special Event! 

Join Idle Muse Theatre Sunday, July 3rd following the 3 p.m. run and Sunday, July 10th before the 3 p.m. run of The Woman Who Amuses Herself and for Sunday Tea. Patrons will enjoy a meet-­and­greet with the cast and crew on the stage while enjoying tea and desserts

SERVICES FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR HAVE LOW VISION

Idle Muse Theatre Company will offer an Touch Tour / Audio-Described Performance Sunday, July 10th for The Woman Who Amuses Herself. A touch tour is a chance to visit the set, feel the props and costumes before the performance. Audio description is a live commentary by trained describers, interspersed with the actors' dialogue.

Contact Idle Muse Theatre for more information