Belladonna: The Musical is an original work set to make its world debut at Orlando Family Stage. It is an innovative piece with an all-female cast that tells the true story of Giulia Tofana, an infamous peddler of an undetectable poison to abused wives in order to kill their husbands in 17th-century Italy. In two acts and an hour-and-a-half, it explores the complex relationships between Giulia, her stepdaughter, and her late mother as they all participate in the clandestine poisoning business. Other characters, such as a new proposed client and a discerning socialite, contribute to the narrative, delving into themes of domestic violence, female empowerment, and the profound consequences of Giulia’s actions.
Three generations of women… One recipe for the perfect murder. Come celebrate Women’s History Month with us!

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