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The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci

The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci


January 21 – February 26, 2023

Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage
Old Globe Theatre
Conrad Prebys Theatre Center

Adapted and directed by Mary Zimmerman

You know you’re pretty special when painting the Mona Lisa is the least of your accomplishments! Leonardo da Vinci was one of the greatest thinkers of all time. Now Tony Award winner and MacArthur Genius Grantee Mary Zimmerman (The White Snake, Metamorphoses) shapes a genre-busting play entirely from da Vinci’s own notebooks. A cast of chameleon-like actors takes us on a journey through da Vinci’s mind as he considers everything from math and engineering to philosophy and love. Created by one of the most acclaimed artists working in the American theatre, this unique and breathtaking show that The New York Times called “a fun house of the mind” illuminates what it truly means to be a Renaissance man.