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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The venue itself was really great. I had never been there before. The theatre was and "arena/in the round" stage. I think they did a great job with the staging/blocking of it so that it was visible to everyone around all four sides of the...continued
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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.” -–_Washington Post _
“If you love broad comedy, there’s a lot of it in You, Nero. Amy Freed captures all of that weird excess and contradiction in her comedy _You, Nero … matched perfectly by Scheie’s giddy characterization.” -–"Washington Examiner _":http://washingtonexaminer.com/entertainment/theater/2011/12/fiddling-history/1990716
This show is recommended for audiences ages 18 and up due to the mature content.
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