Jamin Ruhren aka ACID BETTY and Kayvon Zand, two of NYC’s biggest underground stars, lead the cast of Alfred Preisser and Randy Weiner’s CALIGULA MAXIMUS, a new musical disco circus, at House of Yes, March 31st – April 17, 2011.
Presented by THE SAINT AT LARGE in association with HOUSE OF YES and LADY CIRCUS, CALIGULA MAXIMUS begins previews March 31st at House of Yes, 342 Maujer St. in Brooklyn, New York, with performances continuing through April 17th.
Helmed by Jen Bender, CALIGULA MAXIMUS features book & lyrics by Alfred Preisser and Randy Weiner (DONKEY SHOW), musical arrangements by Brent Lord and choreography by Richard Kennedy.
CALIGULA MAXIMUS stars Jamin Ruhren aka ACID BETTY as Caligula and Kayvon Zand as Helicon, and features Luqman Brown, Charles Baskerville, Brittany Alexandra Campbell, Matt Dallow, Raelyn Hennessee, Stormy Leather, Isaac Scranton, Xavier Smith, Mia Van De Water and Lady Circus aerialists Anya Sapozhnikova, Airin Dalton and Matt Griffin.
Aptly described by the Village Voice as “a dirty-minded extravaganza,” CALIGULA MAXIMUS combines elements of a musical with songs inspired by a pop icon, a high-wire circus and a nightclub installation.
Set on the last night of the notorious emperor’s life, CALIGULA MAXIMUS is a high-jinks of nudity, frivolity and 70’s-inspired decadence. The debaucherous Emperor of Rome takes on a beautific Jesus Christ in an X-rated wrestling match for the hearts and hard-ons of ancient Rome.
Originally staged to critical acclaim at La MaMa, the sold-out play with music has been overhauled as an all-singing, all-dancing spectacle in which audiences are encouraged to take off their togas for a dip in the Cosmic Pool.
Wednesday, April 6 @ 9P
Thursday, April 7th @ 9P
Friday, April 8th @ 8:30P & 11P
Saturday, April 9th @ 9P
Sunday, April 10th @ 8P
Wednesday April 13 @ 9P
Thursday April 14th @ 9pm
Friday, April 15 @ 8:30P & 11P
Sunday April 17 @ 2P
House of Yes is located at 342 Maujer St. in Brooklyn, New York. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/167837
Place: HOUSE OF YES
342 Maujer St.
Brooklyn, New York
*Please note: Preshow/doors is scheduled one hour before each performance. Those choosing to attend will find a party: music, a bar and “strange live acts.” (Attendees are encouraged to arrive at the top of preshow.)
Subway: L train to Grand Street
The Saint At Large, gaydom’s longest running underground party and producer of the notorious BLACK PARTY, joins forces with Lady Circus, the sexually charged acrobatic troupe, to present what is sure to be the dirtiest show in town.
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NY Press.com: Until The Last Star Falls From The Night – The notorious Kayvon Zand meets his match in a retelling of Caligula
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