In Florence, Italy, circa 1500 A.D., Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo, the two greatest artists of their day and the two greatest rivals in the history of art, engage in a head-to-head painting competition, battling not only each other, but their own doubts and demons. Based on actual events, The Battles is the story of the struggle between the courage to love and the retreat into fear. It’s a story of fighting against both the walls we erect as a society and the walls we build around our own hearts– walls that keep us from all we can be. It’s a battle that continues to this day.
The freedom to love. The courage to be. The Battles.
The Battles is a new musical premiering January 2017 at The Gym at Judson, NYC.