Caligula Maximus: The Emperor Joneses
Posted on: Monday, March 29, 2010 @ 01:12 AM Posted by: Michael Dale
“Bertolt Brecht achieved the impossible; making me forgettable!”
In Alfred Preisser (playwright/director) and Randy Weiner’s (playwright) peppy and perverse celebration, Caligula Maximus, the title character, (played with heavy doses of playful charisma by Ryan Knowles) is more than a little peeved at how popular culture has depicted his reign as Roman Emperor (“Gore Vidal, you don’t get me. Bob Guccione, you don’t know me. Camus turned me into a term paper!”) but is happy to let the masses (that’s us) experience the joy of being like him.
“You’ve traded wonder for science,” he scolds, but for seventy-five impish minutes Caligula Maximus invites us to kick back and enjoy some trashy fun, some elegant erotica, a bit of pro wresting (steel chairs included) and maybe even a lesson or two about the political power of charm.
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