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Justine Joli portrays Caesonia in Preisser and Weiner's CALIGULA MAXIMUS at the Ellen Stewart Theatre, March 12-April 10. Photo by Lia Chang

Justine Joli portrays Caesonia in Preisser and Weiner's CALIGULA MAXIMUS at the Ellen Stewart Theatre, March 12-April 10. Photo by Lia Chang


Come Spend an Evening with Penthouse Pets at Opening Night of CALIGULA MAXIMUS!

Previews for the Off Broadway production of Alfred Preisser and Randy Weiner’s CALIGULA MAXIMUS at the Ellen Stewart Theatre, 66 E. 4th St, in New York begin on March 12th. At the March 19th opening night performance, we will have as honored members of our audience a bevy of beauty and brains from Penthouse Magazine.

Krista Ayne (Penthouse Pet of The Year Runner-Up 2007) Photo courtesy of Penthouse

Krista Ayne (Penthouse Pet of The Year Runner-Up 2007) Photo courtesy of Penthouse

Penthouse Pets Krista Ayne (Penthouse Pet of The Year Runner-Up 2007), Victoria “Dr. Z” Zdrok (Pet of The Year, 2004, clinical psychologist, PhD Drexel University); Penthouse Centerfolds Anju McIntyre (October 2009) and Jade Vixen (March 2010), and Kristin Davis aka The Manhattan Madam and now running for Governor of New York (whose most recent book was excerpted in the April 2009 issue of Penthouse), will be there to celebrate with fellow Penthouse Pet Justine Joli, who portrays Caesonia, Caligula’s wife, in the show.
Kristin Davis aka The Manhattan Madam and now running for Governor of New York. Photo courtesy of Penthouse

Kristin Davis aka The Manhattan Madam and now running for Governor of New York. Photo courtesy of Penthouse


Says co-writer Randy Weiner, “We’re so pleased to continue the association of Penthouse Magazine and the great Roman Emperor, Caligula. What the Penthouse models don’t know is that CALIGULA MAXIMUS features an audience participation section in which audience members are invited to join in a part of the show called ‘the cosmic pool.’ The cosmic pool aspires to be an orgiastic confluence of bodies in wet and warm collusion. We look forward to bringing our guests from Penthouse onstage during this section of the show and sharing their splendor with all in attendance.”
March 2010 Centerfold Jade Vixen Photo courtesy of Penthouse

March 2010 Centerfold Jade Vixen Photo courtesy of Penthouse


In honor of opening night of CALIGULA MAXIMUS, Penthouse will donate issues of the magazine to be given out to all audience as supplies last.

Co-written by Alfred Preisser (Co-Founder, Classical Theatre of Harlem) and Randy Weiner (owner of the notorious night spot, The Box) and directed by Preisser, CALIGULA MAXIMUS is set on the last night of the infamous dictator’s life.

With a cast that includes Ryan Knowles as Caligula, adult film star and Penthouse Pet Justine Joli, Lady Circus troupe aerialist Anya Sapozhnikova, award-winning competitive bodybuilders Myra Adams and Roxanne Edwards, Coney Island Sideshow tattooed muscleman Tim Dax, and an outrageous collection of over two-dozen circus performers, wrestlers, showgirls and freaks, CALIGULA MAXIMUS audiences should expect “an entertainment” that will test their limits of human intellect and appetite.

October '09 Penthouse Centerfold Anju McIntyre Photo courtesy of Penthouse

October '09 Penthouse Centerfold Anju McIntyre Photo courtesy of Penthouse


Rounding out the cast in multiple roles are Alexandra Bernard, Luqman Brown, Angela Buccinni, Claire Buckingham, Alicia Giangrisostomi, Jeff Goldfisher, Raheem Green, Sarah Hassan, Naima Ince, David King, Jessica Krueger, Andrews Landsman, Elinor Lerner, Bill Johnson, Channing McKindra, Ella Mische, Alexandra Petrova, Charletta Rozell, Alicia St. Louis, JerZ Short, Tricia Storie, Aaron Strand, Miriam Tabb, Jenny Weinbloom and Elian Zach.
Victoria D. Z Zdrock (Pet of the Year 2004)Photo: Penthouse

Victoria Dr. Z Zdrock (Pet of the Year 2004) Photo: Penthouse


CALIGULA MAXIMUS has sets and rigging by Evan Collier, costumes by Laura Clarke, lighting by Jamie “Nomad” DeMattia, musical direction by Joe Shavel, musicians Jeremy O’Brien and Kareem Clarke, stage management by Mike Yrigoyen, and press by Lia Chang.

Presented by La MaMa, e.t.c., CALIGULA MAXIMUS is a project with Hammerstein & Weiner, LLC, Christopher McElroen, Alfred Preisser and Kingsize, USA.

Scheduled performances are on Thursday and Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 8pm
and 10pm, through April 10th. Tickets are $30, $25 for students and
seniors and can be purchased online at
https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/715425 or by calling the box office at

  • 1-866-811-4111. For more information, visit
    www.caligulamaximus.wordpress.com.

    Thursday and Friday at 8:00 pm
    Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
    Previews begin March 12th
    Opens March 19th
    Ellen Stewart Theatre
    66 E. 4th St., between 2nd Avenue and The Bowery

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