Open up, Hadrian
In the years between the fall of the gods and the rise of Jesus, a young man named Hadrian emerged as Rome’s most philosophical emperor, caught in the midst of two bloody wars of expansion. He loved poetry, theatre, and all things Greek. He was also gay. Open up, Hadrian imagines the life of this highly successful but deeply frustrated man with elements of Greek drama and dark comedy—his anguished love, lofty ideals, and his big, famous wall. Open up, Hadrian is an irreverent and contemporary play that looks back to a world 2,000 years younger and reads it variously as the nadir of imperial exploitation, a hotbed of radical political thought, a renaissance of engineering, and a raunchily naïve adolescent sex party.
Venue: Magic Futurebox, 55 33rd Street, 4th Floor (Brooklyn)
Prices: $15.00 – $18.00
Performance Dates: September 12, 2012 – September 29, 2012
Tickets On Sale Thru: September 29, 2012