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2017-2018 Season

Poster for the production


By Seneca

Director, Ken Rus Schmoll
Set & Costume Designer
Lighting Designer
Sound Designer & Composer, Jane Shaw
Acting & Voice Coach, Alexa Scott-Flaherty

November 30–December 9, 2017

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.

Show Times
November 30 at 7 p.m. (Opening Night)
December 1 at 7 p.m.
December 2 at 7 p.m.
December 3 at 2 p.m. (Matinee)
December 7 at 7 p.m. (English Night; post-show reception)
December 8 at 7 p.m.
December 9 at 7 p.m. (Closing Night)