2013 BlakTina Performance Series presents WE ARE CALIGULA
WE ARE CALIGULA
A show about Cruelty and Pleasure
By Susana Cook
Legendary downtown theatre auteur Susana Cook brings back Caligula, the meanest man in history, in this delightfully witty and savagely funny play. Caligula, the cruel and brutal man who thinks he's God, is dissected, lampooned and spliced with the everyday acts of normalized cruelty that people do in the name of entertainment, pleasure and protein - and because they taste good. There will be comedy, savagery and even an orgy or two - all to a musical score by Julian Mesri.
Original Music by Julian Mesri.
Costumes and Art by Lucrecia Novoa
Performers: Moira Cutler, denise "Mistah" Coles, Jasmine Presson, Lisa Haas, Simba Yangala and Susana Cook.
"Susana Cook is a noted Latino playwright with an impressive track record in New York City as well as abroad. As an actor she possesses a swaggering, deadpan charm that allows her to play villains or heroes with insouciance. "
"Cook's style is to employ chitchat and push it to extremes of absurdity. She's really good at it."
EDGE New York, New York
"With an entertaining blend of show tunes, massacres, and orgies, "We Are Caligula" explores just how our species justifies war, and racism, and homophobia, and all the other stuff that ends in us devouring each other (and animals) without a second thought."
Gay City News.
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