A Lost Leonardo by David Davalos

Friday, October 13, 2017 to Sunday, November 5, 2017

Matthew Amendt, pictured above, as Leonardo (photo by Parker T. Lunsford)

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October 13 – November 5, 2017

Thursdays through Saturdays, 8:00 PM | Sundays, 2:00 PM

"Open your eyes! Look beyond the horizon! A New World awaits, and it’s not just a shape on Amerigo’s map. It’s the Future, my friend; it’s Progress!"

His artistic career is in ruins, and Leonardo da Vinci is renouncing his fickle Muse for good. Taking a "vow of utility," he turns to scientific exploration and accepts an appointment with Cesare Borgia, the powerful and ruthless leader. Together they will build technological wonders to change the world. But the catastrophic potential of Leonardo's creation may be more than he could have foreseen. After a brief time with Borgia, he realizes the job is not what he expected, and he returns to art to create his masterpiece, the Mona Lisa.

A Lost Leonardo imagines da Vinci in turmoil, torn between two identities and two passions. In this scintillating depiction of da Vinci at his funniest, award-winning playwright David Davalos asks what price we're willing to pay for the pursuit of knowledge.

Following an acclaimed staged reading at Amphibian in 2015 under the title Daedalus, A Lost Leonardo returns to the stage in this all new, fully-realized production.

“Davalos has fun playing with the elevated language from a lofty long-ago—and bringing it down to earth and close to home with humorous catch phrases and cultural allusions that a modern audience can embrace as its own.” — Los Angeles Times

Playwrights Welcome

Playwrights WelcomePlaywrights Welcome is a new program to provide free access to theatre for Dramatists Guild of America Members, developed by Samuel French along with Dramatists Play Service, Dramatic Publishing, Music Theatre International, Playscripts and Rodgers and Hammerstein. For more information on this national program, please visit samuelfrench.com/playwrightswelcome.

Pay-What-You-Want Nights

Attend our final dress rehearsals on Wednesday, October 11 or Thursday, October 12 at 8:00 PM and pay what you want for your ticket. There's no need to reserve, but these seats will be first-come, first-served when the box office opens at 7:00 PM. Follow our social media for announcements about additional pay-what-you-want performances! 


The lead actor in A Lost Leonardo is sponsored by:

Kay & Robert Bolz
Brad Alford & Dr. John Forestner
Cynthia & Grant Hodgkins
Jarrell & Berlene Milburn
Mark & Jodi Sanders


  • $100.00 Devonian Opening, Friday, October 13
  • $50.00 Members' Cast Party, Saturday, October 14
  • $25.00 General Admission Advance Purchase (purchased prior to October 12), October 15 - November 5
  • $33.00 General Admission*, October 15 - November 5
Box office: 817-923-3012
*Discounts are available for seniors (60 and older), groups of 10 or more, and students/teachers with a valid ID. Call 817-923-3012 to purchase discounted tickets. Discounts do not apply to Devonian Opening or Members' Cast Party.  All sales are final. Exchanges may be made at the discretion of the box office.