Ruthless, Fascinating Caligula Reigns at the Greenhouse Theater
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The last date listed for Caligula was Sunday July 7, 2013 / 3:00pm.
Currently at Greenhouse Theater Center:
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- $35.00 - $45.00
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With the help of a howling live rock band, Hit the Wall brings you back to the very flashpoint of the famed 1969 riot that's considered the first major battle in the modern gay-rights movement. Ike Holter's riveting and vividly staged play centers on a diverse group -- including an African-American drag queen, a butch lesbian, a fiercely funny gay duo and a bigoted, gay-bashing cop, among others -- as a joyful evening at a gay nightclub is brutally interrupted by a police raid that touches off days of violent protests. Learn More
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This is a brilliant, impossible play. Nearly every line has two or three levels of meaning, if not multiple ironies, and the writing is mordantly, almost savagely funny while doing full justice to the atrocity of the subject. Unfortunately, such wit and profundity would require actors with equal mental acuity, range, depth, and technique, and modern American actors possess none of this. The performances here were one or two dimensional--well meaning, and the troupe should get commendation for attempting such a difficult play--and entirely inadequate to the task. The staging was fairly inventive and successful, as was the incidental music. Line readings of sufficient brilliance and depth for this poetry would require an entire cast full of the likes of Judi Dench, sad to say. Great play, though.