Medicine Show Theatre presents Albert Camus's provocative classic about the mad Roman Emperor, in a new translation. More…
Camus's work combines perverse humor with splashes of vulgarity, and vaudevillian tendencies. Its central Caligula is a wild, unfettered leader of Shakespearean dimension.
"Under the direction of Dempsey, the play is brought to life is brought to life in a manner that is both minimalistic while still highly theatrical, emphasizing the dramatic performances of these characters over set and lighting design...Some scenes in the play drag on, at times, and not all of the humor seemed to land with audiences...If there’s anything about the production that stands out, it’s the dark and bloody climax of the play, which was performed and directed flawlessly." Full Review
See it if you want to see a strong production of the best original play written by an important writer-philosopher of the mid-20th century.
Don't see it if you don't like to think in the theater, or you have an aversion to low-budget productions.
See it if you want to take a chance on a small theater & a very interesting early play by Camus, with eerie parallels to today’s political climate.
Don't see it if you insist on seeing only highly polished productions.
See it if you're interested in experiencing a slightly different Caligula story, other than the incest, pedophilia & madness we often hear/read about.
Don't see it if you expect a masterful production w/thoughtful design of any kind. If you've been to MST, you already know it's worn down & falling apart.
See it if If you like history and in this Trumpian time there seems to be parallels between this Roman Emperor and our current POTUS.
Don't see it if You are turned off by dictators and crazy, maniacal leaders.
See it if You are curious, as was I, to see a play by Albert Camus, the French writer and philosopher.
Don't see it if A clue to your enjoyment of the play resides in the information though written in 1938 it was not seen until 1944 perhaps because its main
See it if you love albert camus and would like to see how he treated this intriguing character
Don't see it if you expect simple, gimmicky theater. This show is not the greatest play ever written, but it is an amazing character analysis / exploration.
See it if you are eager to practice giving constructive criticism to a struggling production company.
Don't see it if you want to experience a lively and topical revival of a classical work, quality design, or innovative direction.
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