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Justine Joli as Caesonia and Ryan Knowles as Caligula with the cast of CALIGULA MAXMUS. Photo by Lia Chang

Justine Joli as Caesonia and Ryan Knowles as Caligula with the cast of CALIGULA MAXMUS. Photo by Lia Chang

Buy your ticket for the opening night performance of CALIGULA MAXIMUS on March 19th and you can party with the CALIGULA MAXIMUS Cast and special guests, including Penthouse Pets, after the show, at the Ellen Stewart Theatre, 66 E.4th St, in New York.The Off Broadway production of Alfred Preisser and Randy Weiner’s CALIGULA MAXIMUS at the Ellen Stewart Theatre is currently in previews.

A bevy of beauty and brains including 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.

The opening night party will feature live music, food and beverages and free Penthouse Magazines, donated by Penthouse, while supplies last. Admission to the party is included in the price of the opening night ticket.

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.

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 Yetunde Ince, Bill Johnson, David King, Jessica Krueger, Andrews Landsman, Elinor Lerner, Channing McKindra, Ella Mische, Alexandra Petrova, Charletta Rozell, Alicia St. Louis, JerZ Short, Tricia Storie, Aaron Strand, Miriam Tabb, Jenny Weinbloom and Elian Zach.

CALIGULA MAXIMUS has sets and rigging by Evan Collier, costumes by Laura Clarke, lighting by Christopher McElroen, musical direction and lead guitar by Joe Shavel, musicians Kareen Clarke (bass), Jeremy O’Brien (drum/mayhem), Brendan Scharen (rhythm guitar), Joel Siegel (drums/conga), whip consulting by Chris McDaniel, 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 http://www.lamama.orgor by calling the box office at 212.475.7710. For more information, visit

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


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