The Xoregos Performing Company continues its 2018 season with Jean Racine's classic drama set in Nero's palace in the First Century A.D. More…
The characters of 'Britannicus' include Nero, his mother Agrippina, and his step-brother Britannicus, rightful Emperor of Rome. This production marks the East Coast premiere of Howard Rubenstein's translation and offers a rare opportunity to see French classical theater in America.
See it if If you want to learn a bit about Ancient Rome and don't mind sitting through 2 hours of not-ready-for-prime-time acting and directing.
Don't see it if you'd rather see a bad play well-acted than a good play poorly acted. True, not everybody, but enough to undermine the entire production.
See it if you want to experience a classic by Racine rarely performed and relevant today with themes of power, tyranny and madness
Don't see it if you don't like wordy plays