You, Nero: Amy Freed's Subversive Comedy Set in Ancient Rome
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The last date listed for You, Nero was Sunday January 1, 2012 / 7:30pm.
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- “Amy Freed gives zaniness a good name … a silly-savvy lark … a provocative bowl of goofy … The delightfully snide Danny Scheie purrs, simpers, fumes and camps it up grandly.” -–<a target="_blank" href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/a-funny-thing-happens-in-arenas-you-nero/2011/12/12/gIQAZmQWqO_story.html "><em><a>Washington Post</a> </em></a>
- “If you love broad comedy, there's a lot of it in <em>You, Nero</em>. Amy Freed captures all of that weird excess and contradiction in her comedy <em>You, Nero </em>… matched perfectly by Scheie's giddy characterization.” -–<a target="_blank" href="http://washingtonexaminer.com/entertainment/theater/2011/12/fiddling-history/1990716 "><em>Washington Examiner </em></a>
This show is recommended for audiences ages 18 and up due to the mature content.
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