Says Co-Writer Randy Weiner, “I know the Opie and Anthony fans will get a kick out of Justine’s performance of this scene in which her character Caesonia expresses her admiration for the sex lives of the bonobo monkey — including their predilection for (among other things) masturbation, lesbianism, and rimjobs.”
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. The play, currently in previews at the Ellen Stewart Theatre, 66 E. 4th St. in New York, opens on March 19th. Performances are Thursday and Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 8pm and 10pm.
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 https://www.lamama.orgor by calling the box office at 1-866-811-4111. 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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