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November 30, 2017
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Repeats: Daily until Dec, 02 2017

Octavia by Seneca

Octavia is a play ripped from the headlines— from the year AD 62.  Attributed the Roman stoic philosopher, Seneca (which would have been extraordinary, as he himself is a character in the play), it chronicles the dissolution of the marriage between the Nero, the unstable, narcissistic emperor, and Octavia, his popular wife.  Questions about the right conduct of a ruler, laments about a woman’s place in the world, and musings on the degeneration of the world commingle to make the rarely-staged Octavia a startlingly relevant document.


Thurs., November 30 – Sat., December 2 and Wed., December 6 – Sat., December 9 @ 7pm

Matinée: Sun., December 3 @ 2pm               


Directed by Ken Rus Schmoll

Set & Costume Design by Marsha Ginsberg

Lighting Design by Yuki Nakase

Sound Design by Jane Shaw


General Info:

All performances take place in Todd Theatre (in Todd Union) on the University of Rochester’s River Campus

Please Note: This season’s curtain times are 7pm (evenings) and 2pm (matinees)

Ticket prices are $15 for the General Public and $12 for Seniors (65+); also $12 for UR staff, faculty, alumni

            and $8 for UR students


For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit our website:

Box Office telephone: (585) 275-4088


Category: Theater