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Posted Apr 07, 2010 @ 01:43 PM
Dover-Sherborn —
Bornstein makes off-Broadway debut

Gregory Bornstein of Dover makes his off-Broadway debut in “Caligula Maximus” at the Ellen Stuart Theater in New York City. Bornstein graduated Dover-Sherborn High School in 2007 and is currently a third-year student at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. This is his first professional role.

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Greg Bornstein as gladiator Judea in Alfred Preisser and Randy Weiner's CALIGULA MAXIMUS at the Ellen Stewart Theatre in New York. Photo by Lia Chang

Greg Bornstein as gladiator Judea in Alfred Preisser and Randy Weiner's CALIGULA MAXIMUS at the Ellen Stewart Theatre in New York. Photo by Lia Chang

Bornstein has performed at the Stella Adler Studio, and first worked with Alfred Preisser as Banquo/Old Siward in his production of Macbeth this past winter.

Bornstein on working in CALIGULA MAXIMUS
“I am so excited to take part in CALIGULA MAXIMUS because this is the kind of theater I want to see. This is the type of theater I believe in. When I worked with Alfred as Banquo in his Macbeth at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting this winter, his physically ambitious and theatrically stunning Pictish vision of the Scottish play shook my preconceptions of what great theater could be. I am truly grateful that Alfred has allowed me to take part in this fantastically original off-Broadway production that stimulates my heart, my intellect, and my desire for the greatness of sheer spectacle. Alfred and Randy have created, along with the nicest and most talented cast and crew I could have possibly worked with, a fantasy that I wish would never end. Thank you everyone involved with CALIGULA MAXIMUS, and thank you Alfred. It’s a true honor.”

Alfred Preisser and Randy Weiner’s outrageous circus themed theatrical extravaganza CALIGULA MAXIMUS is currently playing at the Ellen Stewart Theatre, 66 E. 4th St. in New York, and has been extended through April 17th.

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.

Ryan Knowles stars as Caligula, adult film star and Penthouse Pet Justine Joli as his wife Caesonia, Lady Circus troupe aerialist Anya Sapozhnikova as his sister Druscilla, Luqman Brown as Sulla, the peanut vendor, JerZ Short as circus master Helicon, and the show features 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.

Rounding out the cast in multiple roles are Alexandra Bernard, 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, Alexandra Petrova, Charletta Rozell, Alicia St. Louis, Tricia Storie, Aaron Strand, Miriam Tabb, Jenny Weinbloom and Elian Zach.

Performances for CALIGULA MAXIMUS, at the Ellen Stewart Theatre, 66 E. 4th St., are on Thursday and Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 8pm and 10pm, through April 17th. Tickets are $30, $25 for students and seniors and can be purchased online at or by calling the box office at 212.475.7710. Tickets must be picked up at the box office which is located at 74A E. 4th St. For more information, visit

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

Ellen Stewart Theatre
66 E. 4th St. (btwn 2nd Ave & The Bowery)
Tickets are $30, $25 for students and seniors


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