Lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim, Book by James Lapine
Directed by Stuart Bousel
Bold, unexpected and thrilling, Passion is one of Stephen Sondheim’s most emotional works. Intimate, raw, erotic and dark, it explores universal, yet often unspoken, truths. Passion is set at a remote military outpost in 1863 Italy, where a handsome army captain, separated from his beautiful – but married – mistress, is forced to re-evaluate his beliefs about love when he becomes the object of the obsessive, unrelenting passions of Fosca, his Colonel’s plain, sickly cousin.