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Myra Adams, Tim DAX, Dave Palumbo and Roxanne Edwards on the set of CALIGULA MAXIMUS, at the Ellen Stewart Theatre in New York. Photo by Lia Chang

Myra Adams, Tim DAX, Dave Palumbo and Roxanne Edwards on the set of CALIGULA MAXIMUS, at the Ellen Stewart Theatre in New York. Photo by Lia Chang

Justine Joli, Roxanne Edwards and Myra Adams, who were featured in the cast of Alfred Preisser and Randy Weiner’s Off-Broadway production of CALIGULA MAXIMUS, which recently ended its twice extended run at La MaMa’s Ellen Stewart Theatre on April 17th, were interviewed by Dave Palumbo on The Heavy Muscle Show. 

The Heavy Muscle Show: Episode 5! The Cast of Caligula Maximus is in the Studio– Justine Jolie, Roxanne Edwards, and Myra Adams.

Roxanne Edwards, Dave Palumbo and Justine Joli Photo by Lia Chang

Roxanne Edwards, Dave Palumbo and Justine Joli Photo by Lia Chang

Set on the last night of the infamous dictator’s life, CALIGULA MAXIMUS is an outrageous theatrical extravaganza, combining elements of a circus, a play with music, and a nightclub installation, co-written by Alfred Preisser (ARCHBISHOP SUPREME TARTUFFE) and Randy Weiner (THE DONKEY SHOW). Ryan Knowles starred as Caligula, adult film star and Penthouse Pet Justine Joli as his wife Caesonia, Lady Circus troupe aerialist Anya Sapozhnikova as his sister Drusilla and JerZ Short as circus master Helicon. The show featured award-winning competitive bodybuilders Tim DAX, Myra Adams and Roxanne Edwards, and an outrageous collection of over two-dozen circus performers, wrestlers, showgirls and freaks.

 A commercial run of Alfred Preisser and Randy Weiner’s CALIGULA MAXIMUS is in the works, and will be produced by Stephen Pevner, Hammerstein & Weiner, LLC, Christopher McElroen, Alfred Preisser and Kingsize, USA. Stayed tuned to www.caligulamaximus.com.

Click here for the CALIGULA MAXIMUS Articles Archive.

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Jennifer Thal with her husband Guns N' Roses guitarist Bumblefoot, Penthouse Pet Victoria "Dr. Z" Zdrok, CALIGULA MAXIMUS director and co-writer Alfred Preisser, Penthouse Pet Ryan Keely and castmembers Lady Circus Troupe aerialist Anya, and Justine Joli at the closing night party of CALIGULA MAXIMUS at the Ellen Stewart Theatre on April 17, 2010. Photo by Lia Chang

Jennifer Thal with her husband Guns N' Roses guitarist Bumblefoot, Penthouse Pet Victoria "Dr. Z" Zdrok, CALIGULA MAXIMUS director and co-writer Alfred Preisser, Penthouse Pet Ryan Keely and castmembers Lady Circus Troupe aerialist Anya Sapozhnikova, and Justine Joli at the closing night party of CALIGULA MAXIMUS at the Ellen Stewart Theatre on April 17, 2010. Photo by Lia Chang

Guns N’ Roses guitarist Bumblefoot and his wife Jennifer Thal, Penthouse Pets Victoria “Dr. Z” Zdrok (Pet of The Year, 2004, clinical psychologist, PhD Drexel University) and Ryan Keely (October 2009), and Fetish model Darenzia partied with the cast of CALIGULA MAXIMUS after the closing night performance at the Ellen Stewart Theatre on April 17th.  Special thanks to Lainie Speiser of Penthouse and V2 Vodka.

The outrageous theatrical extravaganza, combining elements of a circus, a play with music, and a nightclub installation, co-written by Alfred Preisser (ARCHBISHOP SUPREME TARTUFFE) and Randy Weiner (THE DONKEY SHOW) and directed by Preisser, is set on the last night of the notorious emperor’s life.

CALIGULA MAXIMUS director and co-playwright Alfred Preisser celebrates with his cast after the closing night performance at the Ellen Stewart Theatre on April 17, 2010. Photo by Lia Chang

CALIGULA MAXIMUS director and co-playwright Alfred Preisser celebrates with his cast after the closing night performance at the Ellen Stewart Theatre on April 17, 2010. Photo by Lia Chang

Ryan Knowles starred as Caligula, adult film star and Penthouse Pet Justine Joli as his wife Caesonia, Lady Circus troupe aerialist Anya Sapozhnikova as his sister Drusilla, Luqman Brown as Sulla, the Peanut Vendor and JerZ Short as circus master Helicon. The show featured 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.

Alexandra Bernard, Greg Bornstein, Angela Buccinni, Claire Buckingham, Alicia Giangrisostomi, Jeff Goldfisher, Raheem Green, Sarah Hassan, Naima Yetunde Ince, Tracy Jack, Bill Johnson, David King, Jessica Krueger, Andrews Landsman, Elinor Lerner, Channing McKindra, Alexandra Petrova, Charletta Rozzell, Alicia St. Louis, Tricia Storie, Aaron Strand, Miriam Tabb, Jenny Weinbloom and Elian Zach rounded out the cast.

Ryan Keely, Victoria Dr. Z. Zdrok, Darzenia and Justine Joli at the closing night party of CALIGULA MAXIMUS, at the Ellen Stewart Theatre in New York. Photo by Lia Chang

Ryan Keely, Victoria Dr. Z. Zdrok, Darenzia and Justine Joli at the closing night party of CALIGULA MAXIMUS, at the Ellen Stewart Theatre in New York. Photo by Lia Chang

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 Kareem 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.

A commercial run of Alfred Preisser and Randy Weiner‘s CALIGULA MAXIMUS is in the works, and will be produced by Stephen Pevner, Hammerstein & Weiner, LLC, Christopher McElroen, Alfred Preisser and Kingsize, USA. Stayed tuned to www.caligulamaximus.com.

Click here for the CALIGULA MAXIMUS Articles Archive.

Aaron Strand as Jesus, Mike Y.- his handler in the lobby of the Ellen Stewart Theatre. Photo by Gillian Crosson

Aaron Strand as Jesus, Mike Y.- his handler in the lobby of the Ellen Stewart Theatre. Photo by Gillian Crosson


Thanks to Gillian Crosson for her great photos of CALIGULA MAXIMUS. Ms. Crosson came to photograph Alfred Preisser and Randy Weiner’s CALIGULA MAXIMUS, which recently ended it’s twice extended run at La MaMa’s Ellen Stewart Theatre on April 17.

Ryan Knowles starred as Caligula, adult film star and Penthouse Pet Justine Joli as his wife Caesonia, Lady Circus troupe aerialist Anya Sapozhnikova as his sister Drusilla, Luqman Brown as Sulla, the Peanut Vendor and JerZ Short as circus master Helicon. The show featured 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.

A commercial run of Alfred Preisser and Randy Weiner’s CALIGULA MAXIMUS is in the works, and will be produced by Stephen Pevner, Hammerstein & Weiner, LLC, Christopher McElroen, Alfred Preisser and Kingsize, USA. Stayed tuned to www.caligulamaximus.com.

Click here for the CALIGULA MAXIMUS Articles Archive.

Alicia St. Louis as Aquitania in Alfred Preisser and Randy Weiner's CALIGULA MAXIMUS. Photo by Lia Chang

Alicia St. Louis as Aquitania in Alfred Preisser and Randy Weiner's CALIGULA MAXIMUS. Photo by Lia Chang

Alicia St. Louis played Aquitania and a member of the tribe in Alfred Preisser and Randy Weiner’s CALIGULA MAXIMUS, which recently ended it’s twice extended run on April 17.

Ryan Knowles starred as Caligula, adult film star and Penthouse Pet Justine Joli as his wife Caesonia, Lady Circus troupe aerialist Anya Sapozhnikova as his sister Drusilla, Luqman Brown as Sulla, the Peanut Vendor and JerZ Short as circus master Helicon. The show featured 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.

A commercial run of Alfred Preisser and Randy Weiner’s CALIGULA MAXIMUS is in the works, and will be produced by Stephen Pevner, Hammerstein & Weiner, LLC, Christopher McElroen, Alfred Preisser and Kingsize, USA. Stayed tuned to www.caligulamaximus.com.

Alicia St. Louis

Alicia St. Louis

“I take so many things with me from this experience with CALIGULA MAXIMUS– gaining more courage to create, a real sense of letting go and allowing things to happen…A strong sense of community with this cast and crew of 30 people from all walks of life, all avenues…

The connection is so deep with this cast. It has been such an honor to be a part of such an amazing journey…Every night we come back is like a gift. Alfred really gave us freedom to explore- which takes you to a completely different level as an artist…I thank him for giving me this amazing opportunity,” said Ms. St. Louis.

A graduate of Notre Dame de Namur University in Northern California, Ms. St. Louis attended the Stella Adler Studio Conservatory in NYC. Her New York theater credits include 8 Women: A Karaoke Murder Mystery (Professor Thom’s Loft), Who Will Carry the Word? (Red Fern Theatre Co./ Center Stage), House of Yes(Samsara Theatre Co.), Christmas Revels (Symphony Space), Twelfth Night (Aisling Arts/Play Outside Festival) and Escape from Happiness (Stella Adler Studio). Regional credits include Julius Caesar, Hidden Prayer and Summer and Smoke. She recently appeared in the independent film, Shades of Gray, in Massachusetts. In July, she will perform in “Trojan Women Redux,” on a farm in East Hampton. She is also a hair model and event planner.

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Broadwayworld.com: CALIGULA MAXIMUS Casts Coney Island Sideshow Performers 2010/02/24.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010; Posted: 01:02 PM – by BWW News Desk

In CALIGULA MAXIMUS, Alfred Preisser and Randy Weiner‘s play about the notorious dictator Caligula, director Alfred Preisser celebrates the body beautiful by casting Coney Island sideshow tattooed muscleman Tim Dax and marine Raheem Green, who sports a “Born to Kill” tattoo, to play gladiators, and award-winning competitive bodybuilders Myra Adams and RoxAnne Edwards as gladiatrixes.

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

CALIGULA MAXIMUS, begins previews at the Ellen Stewart Theatre, 66 E. 4th St, in New York on March 12. Opening night is set for March 19th and the show will continue through April 3rd. Performances are Thursday and Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 8pm and 10pm.

In CALIGULA MAXIMUS, Caligula senses the encroachment of monotheistic religions (Christianity and Judaism) and holds a phantasmagoric revival meeting in which he attempts to save the world by ushering in a new religion with himself as its principle prophet and god. As the revival meeting reaches fever pitch, his troupe grows weary of being used as toys, gains a sense of their own power and, bedecked in the war paint and leather costumes of barbarian invaders, descend upon him and murder him in mob frenzy. Six different languages will occur throughout the production in song and at the Coliseum.

With a cast that includes Ryan Knowles as Caligula, adult film star and Penthouse Pet Justine Joli, Lady Circus troupe aerialist Anya Sapozhnikova, 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, Eric Dorfman, Alicia Giangrisostomi, Jeff Goldfisher, David King, Jessica Krueger, Andrews Landsman, Channing McKindra, Ella Mische, Alexandra Petrova, Charletta Rozell, Alicia St. Louis, JerZ Short, Aaron Strand, Miriam Tabb, Jenny Weinbloom and Elian Zach.

In 2000, Native New Yorker, Myra Adams (Baduhenna) discovered a new love of physique training in the gym, and in 2004 became a certified personal trainer. This led to her first bodybuilding competition in June 2005, the NPC Atlantic States, in which she won 1st place middleweight.

After successfully placing 1st and 2nd in subsequent NPC shows, Adams started competing on the national level in November 2007. She will be preparing for her next bodybuilding competition at the Master’s Nationals in Pittsburgh, PA in July 2010, where her goal is to earn professional status and compete on the professional level.

A professional electric bassist for more than 30 years, Myra currently holds the position of Assistant Musical Director for Brooks Church in Jamaica, NY. Her diverse and extensive musical background has allowed her to experience many different cultures, including that of Japan and Malaysia.

Tim DAX (Germanicus) is a new genre of tattooed muscle actor, training mind, body and physical aesthetics as one contiguous and harmonious representation of self. He has singlehandedly carved out his own niche in the acting world with credits in theatre, TV and film that range from classical to contemporary. Small town raised, big city educated Tim DAX is ready to take himself to the next level and be your next sci fi action hero… or villain. http://www.timdax.net

A national level bodybuilder since 2006, RoxAnne Edwards (Sappho Sabratha), is also a fitness model (Shemuscle.com & Muscle Angels.com) and a personal trainer. Edwards has competed in 20 shows, placing top 5 in all but 3. She placed 1st in 4 shows-the 1995 ANBC NYC Naturals, 2000 Eastern USA’s, 2004 Musclemania NY and the 2005 Musclemania Super Body. She is currently preparing for the Master’s Nationals in July 2010, as well as the North Americans in Sept 2010. In March, 2009, Edwards placed 6th in the world, at the Arnold Amateurs Middle Weight Women’s Division, and in June, 2009, she received 2nd Place in the N.P.C. Jr. Nationals.

CALIGULA MAXIMUS features sets, rigging and lighting by Evan Collier, costumes by Laura Clarke and musical direction by Joe Shavel. 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

The Ellen Stewart Theatre is located at 66 East 4th St. between 2nd Avenue and The Bowery. Performances are Thursday and Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 8pm and 10pm.

 


Caligula Maximus to Rule at La MaMa Starting March 12; Casting Announced – Playbill.com.

Caligula Maximus to Rule at La MaMa Starting March 12; Casting Announced
By Allison Klamkin
24 Feb 2010

La MaMa, e.t.c, will present Caligula Maximus, a play about the notorious dictator Caligula, at the Ellen Stewart Theatre in Manhattan’s East Village.

Previews begin March 12 with an opening set for March 19. The is a La MaMa project with Hammerstein & Weiner, LLC, Christopher McElroen, Alfred Preisser and Kingsize, USA.
Written by Alfred Preisser and Randy Weiner, Caligula Maximus is directed by Preisser and will feature Ryan Knowles as Caligula, adult film star Justine Joli, Lady Circus troupe aerialist Anya Sapozhnikova, Coney Island’s tattooed muscleman Tim Dax and Raheem Green as gladiators, and competitive bodybuilders Myra Adams and Roxanne Edwards as “gladiatrixes.” The cast will also feature Alexandra Bernard, Luqman Brown, Angela Buccinni, Claire Buckingham, Eric Dorfman, Alicia Giangrisostomi, Jeff Goldfisher, David King, Jessica Krueger, Andrews Landsman, Channing McKindra, Ella Mische, Alexandra Petrova, Charletta Rozell, Alicia St. Louis, JerZ Short, Aaron Strand, Miriam Tabb, Jenny Weinbloom and Elian Zach in multiple roles.

In Caligula Maximus, according to production notes, “Caligula senses the encroachment of monotheistic religions (Christianity and Judaism) and holds a phantasmagoric revival meeting in which he attempts to save the world by ushering in a new religion with himself as its principle prophet and god. As the revival meeting reaches fever pitch, his troupe grows weary of being used as toys, gains a sense of their own power and, bedecked in the war paint and leather costumes of barbarian invaders, descend upon him and murder him in mob frenzy.”

The design team for Caligula Maximus features Evan Collier (sets, rigging and lighting), Laura Clarke (costumes) and Joe Shavel (musical direction).

Performances continue to April 3 at the Ellen Stewart Theatre, 66 E. 4th Street between Second Avenue and The Bowery. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased through ovationtix.com.


Ryan Knowles

Ryan Knowles

Co-writers Alfred Preisser (Co-Founder, Classical Theatre of Harlem) and Randy Weiner (owner of the notorious night spot, The Box) have teamed up to create CALIGULA MAXIMUS, a new play that takes place on the last night of the infamous dictator’s life.

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

Justine Joli

Justine Joli

Helmed by Alfred Preisser, CALIGULA MAXIMUS, begins previews at the Ellen Stewart Theatre, 66 E. 4th St, in New York on March 12. Opening night is set for March 19th and the show will continue through April 3rd. Performances are Thursday and Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 8pm and 10pm.
 Lady Circus troupe aerialist Anya Sapozhnikova

Lady Circus troupe aerialist Anya Sapozhnikova


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.
Coney Island Sideshow tattooed muscleman Tim DAX Photo by Arnoldo Vargas

Coney Island Sideshow tattooed muscleman Tim DAX Photo by Arnoldo Vargas

In CALIGULA MAXIMUS, Caligula senses the encroachment of monotheistic religions (Christianity and Judaism) and holds a phantasmagoric revival meeting in which he attempts to save the world by ushering in a new religion with himself as its principle prophet and god. As the revival meeting reaches fever pitch, his troupe grows weary of being used as toys, gains a sense of their own power and, bedecked in the war paint and leather costumes of barbarian invaders, descend upon him and murder him in mob frenzy. Six different languages will occur throughout the production in song and at the Coliseum.

Roxanne Edwards

Roxanne Edwards


Rounding out the cast in multiple roles are Alexandra Bernard, Luqman Brown, Angela Buccinni, Claire Buckingham, Eric Dorfman, Alicia Giangrisostomi, Jeff Goldfisher, Sarah Hassan, Naima Ince, David King, Jessica Krueger, Andrews Landsman, Elinor Lerner, Channing McKindra, Ella Mische, Alexandra Petrova, Charletta Rozell, Alicia St. Louis, JerZ Short, Aaron Strand, Tricia Storie, Miriam Tabb, Jenny Weinbloom and Elian Zach.

With sets, rigging and lighting by Evan Collier, costumes by Laura Clarke and musical direction by Joe Shavel. 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.

Myra Adams

Myra Adams Photo by Dan Ray

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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In CALIGULA MAXIMUS, Alfred Preisser and Randy Weiner’s play about the notorious dictator Caligula which begins previews at the Ellen Stewart Theatre in New York on March 12, director Alfred Preisser is celebrating the body beautiful, casting competitive bodybuilders Myra Adams and Roxanne Edwards as gladiatrixes. Coney Island sideshow tattooed muscleman Tim Dax and marine Raheem Green, who sports a “Born to Kill” tattoo, will play gladiators.

CALIGULA MAXIMUS takes place on the last night of Caligula’s life, in his palace where he is stage managing, directing, and starring in one of his famous “entertainments” which test the limits of human intellect and appetite. Caligula, played by Ryan Knowles, sensing the encroachment of monotheistic religions (Christianity and Judaism) holds a phantasmagoric revival meeting in which he attempts to save the world by ushering in a new religion with himself as its principle prophet and god. Preisser’s vision for Caligula’s “senate” includes an outrageous collection of circus performers, wrestlers, animals, show girls and freaks that enact his spectacles and indulge his whims and fantasies. As the revival meeting reaches fever pitch, his troupe grows weary of being used as toys, gains a sense of their own power and, bedecked in the war paint and leather costumes of barbarian invaders, descend upon him and murder him in mob frenzy. Six different languages will occur throughout the production in song and at the Coliseum. Expect circus, music, dance, rhetoric, and the unexpected.

Myra Adams

Myra Adams Photo by Dan Ray

In 2000, Native New Yorker Myra Adams (Baduhenna) discovered a new love of physique training in the gym, and in 2004 became a certified personal trainer. This led to her first bodybuilding competition in June 2005, the NPC Atlantic States, in which she won 1st place middleweight.

After successfully placing 1st and 2nd in subsequent NPC shows, Myra started competing on the national level in November 2007. She will be preparing for her next bodybuilding competition at the Master’s Nationals in Pittsburgh, PA in July 2010, where her goal is to earn professional status and compete on the professional level. She can currently be seen in her training video at www.rxmuscle.com.

A professional electric bassist for more than 30 years, Myra currently holds the position of Assistant Musical Director for Brooks Church in Jamaica, NY. Her diverse and extensive musical background has allowed her to experience many different cultures, including that of Japan and Malaysia.

Tim DAX Photo by Michael Alago

Tim DAX Photo by Michael Alago


Tim DAX (Germanicus) is a new genre of tattooed muscle actor, training mind, body and physical aesthetics as one contiguous and harmonious representation of self. Experienced in theatre, television and film, from classical to contemporary. Single handedly carving his own niche in the acting world, Tim has been building his resume in New York City with a plan to move west to Los Angeles later this year. Small town raised, big city educated Tim DAX is ready to take himself to the next level and be your next sci fi action hero… or villain. www.timdax.net

Roxanne Edwards

Roxanne Edwards


Roxanne Edwards (Sappho Sabratha) has been a National Level Competitive Body Builder since 2006. She is also a fitness model (Shemuscle.com & Muscle Angels.com) and a personal trainer. Roxanne has competed in 20 shows, placing top 5 in all but 3. She placed 1st in 4 shows-the 1995 ANBC NYC Naturals, 2000 Eastern USA’s, 2004 Musclemania NY and the 2005 Musclemania Super Body. She is currently preparing for the Master’s Nationals in July 2010, as well as the North Americans in Sept 2010. In March, 2009, Roxanne placed 6th in the world, at the Arnold Amateurs Middle Wt Womens Division, and in June, 2009, she received 2nd Place in the N.P.C. Jr Nationals. Read about Roxanne in http://www.rxmuscle.com
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CALIGULA MAXIMUS stars Ryan Knowles as Caligula, Justine Joli, adult film star and Penthouse Pet as Caesonia, Luqman Brown as Sulla, Lady Circus troupe aerial artist Anya Sapozhnikova as Drusilla and JerZ Short as Helicon. Rounding out the cast in multiple roles are Alexandra Bernard, Angela Buccinni, Claire Buckingham, Eric Dorfman, Alicia Giangrisostomi, Jeff Goldfisher, David King, Jessica Krueger, Andrews Landsman, Channing McKindra, Ella Mische, Alexandra Petrova, Charletta Rozell, Alicia St. Louis, Aaron Strand, Miriam Tabb, Jenny Weinbloom and Elian Zach.

Opening night is set for March 19th and the show will continue through April 3rd. Performances are Thursday and Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 8pm and 10pm. CALIGULA MAXIMUS is presented by La MaMa e.t.c., a project with Hammerstein & Weiner, LLC, Christopher McElroen, Alfred Preisser and Kingsize, USA.

Ellen Stewart Theatre
66 E. 4th St.
NYC
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.

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Knowles, Joli, Brown, Sapozhnikova Lead Cast of CALIGULA MAXIMUS

Friday, February 19, 2010; Posted: 02:02 PM – by BWW News Desk
Ryan Knowles, host of Nickelodeon’s ME:TV, Justine Joli, adult film star and Penthouse Pet, FunkFace founder musician Luqman Brown and Lady Circus troupe aerial artist Anya Sapozhnikova lead the cast of Alfred Preisser and Randy Weiner’s CALIGULA MAXIMUS, at La MaMa’s Ellen Stewart Theatre, March 11- April 3, 2010.

To read the full article:
Knowles, Joli, Brown, Sapozhnikova Lead Cast of CALIGULA MAXIMUS 2010/02/19.

La MaMa e.t.c. is located at 74A East 4th St. between 2nd Avenue and The Bowery. Performances are Thursday and Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 8pm and 10pm.

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

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Adult Film star and Penthouse Pet Justine Joli portrays Caesonia in Alfred Preisser and Randy Weiner's CALIGULA MAXIMUS. © Lia Chang

Adult Film star and Penthouse Pet Justine Joli portrays Caesonia in Alfred Preisser and Randy Weiner's CALIGULA MAXIMUS. © Lia Chang

Rehearsals are underway for Alfred Preisser and Randy Weiner’s CALIGULA MAXIMUS at La MaMa Rehearsal studios in New York.

Presented by LaMaMa e.t.c., Alfred Preisser and Randy Weiner’s CALIGULA MAXIMUS is a project with Hammerstein & Weiner, LLC, Christopher McElroen, Alfred Preisser and Kingsize, USA which begins previews at the Ellen Stewart Theatre, 66 E. 4th St. in New York on March 12, 2010. Opening night is set for March 19th and the show will continue through April 3rd. Performances are Thursday and Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 8pm and 10pm.

The very sexy cast of CALIGULA MAXIMUS © Lia Chang

The very sexy cast of CALIGULA MAXIMUS © Lia Chang


Directed by Alfred Preisser, CALIGULA MAXIMUS features musical direction by Joe Shavel. The show stars Ryan Knowles (Caligula), JerZ Short (Helicon), Justine Joli (Caesonia), Luqman Brown (Sulla), and Anya Sapozhnikova (Drusilla).
 Tim Dax © Lia Chang

Tim Dax © Lia Chang


Competitive bodybuilders Myra Adams, Tim Dax, Roxanne Edwards and Raheem Green are featured as gladiatrixes and gladiators, along with Jeff Goldfisher, David King, Jessica Krueger, Andrews Landsman, Aaron Strand and Miriam Tabb. Rounding out the cast in assorted roles are Alexandra Bernard, Angela Buccinni, Claire Buckingham, Eric Dorfman, Alicia Giangrisostomi, Channing McKindra, Ella Mische, Alexandra Petrova, Charletta Rozell, Alicia St. Louis, Tricia Storie, Jenny Weinbloom and Elian Zach.
Director Alfred Preisser rehearsing with the cast of CALIGULA MAXIMUS © Lia Chang

Director Alfred Preisser rehearsing with the cast of CALIGULA MAXIMUS © Lia Chang


CALIGULA MAXIMUS takes place on the last night of the notorious dictator’s life, in his palace where he is stage managing, directing, and starring in one of his famous “entertainments” which test the limits of human intellect and appetite. Caligula, played by Ryan Knowles, sensing the encroachment of monotheistic religions (Christianity and Judaism) holds a phantasmagoric revival meeting in which he attempts to save the world by ushering in a new religion with himself as its principle prophet and god.
JerZ Short (center) as Helicon  and company in CALIGULA MAXIMUS  © Lia Chang

JerZ Short (center) as Helicon and company in CALIGULA MAXIMUS © Lia Chang


Preisser’s vision for Caligula’s “senate” includes an outrageous collection of circus performers, wrestlers, animals, show girls and freaks that enact his spectacles and indulge his whims and fantasies. As the revival meeting reaches fever pitch, his troupe grows weary of being used as toys, gains a sense of their own power and, bedecked in the war paint and leather costumes of barbarian invaders, descend upon him and murder him in mob frenzy. Six different languages will occur throughout the production in song and at the Coliseum. Expect circus, music, dance, rhetoric, and the unexpected.
(l-r) Jeff Goldfisher, Luqman Brown and David King © Lia Chang

(l-r) Jeff Goldfisher, Luqman Brown and David King © Lia Chang


With sets, rigging and lighting by Evan Coilier, costumes by Laura Clarke and musical direction by Joe Shavel.

La MaMa e.t.c. is located at 66 East 4th St. between 2nd Avenue and The Bowery. Performances are Thursday and Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 8pm and 10pm.

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

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