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Hercules Furens - The Madness of Hercules
Miles Playhouse
Santa Monica, CA
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Hercules Furens - The Madness of Hercules

The Company :
Not Man Apart - Physical Theatre Ensemble

The Production :
HERCULES FURENS {The Madness of Hercules}
Considered one of the finest tragedies of the Roman philosopher and playwright Seneca, Hercules Furens portrays one of the most bitter and grotesque legends of this half-mortal son of Zeus, Hercules' maddened slaughter of his own innocent wife and children. This athletic adaptation performed by the Not Man Apart Ensemble asks, how does a man survive his own unforgivable crimes?

The Action follows the journey of Hercules, Jupiter's son, through his famous Labours and into his madness when he returns home from battle, induced by the Goddess Juno (Jupiter's Wife).  Hercules Furens was never produced but only read in Seneca's lifetime, it is considered one of the first plays written that addresses the notion of PTSD of soldiers in battle.  

Not Man Apart was originally commissioned in 2011 by The Getty Villa to adapt and stage this rarely done Roman Tragedy in a workshop performance, this production at the Miles Playhouse will be the fully completed World Premiere of Hercules Furens.

The Location  :
Miles Memorial Playhouse
1130 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403

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Ticket Price : $25

Performing - June 6th - 23rd
Opens - Thursday, June 6th - 8pm
Friday, June 7th - 8pm
Saturday, June 8th - 8pm
Sunday, June 9th - 5pm

Thursday, June 13th - 8pm
Friday, June 14th - 8pm
Saturday, June 15th - 8pm
Sunday, June 16th - 5pm

Thursday, June 20th - 8pm
Friday, June 21st - 8pm
Saturday, June 22nd - 8pm
Closes - Sunday, June 23rd - 5pm

HERCULES FURENS {The Madness of Hercules}
Adapted & Directed By John Farmanesh-Bocca
Choreographed by John Farmanesh-Bocca, Jones Welsh & The NMA Ensemble
Lighting - Jessica Kohn
Costumes - Allison Leach & Rachel Engstrom
Company & Stage Manager - Guillermo Parga
Sound Design - Adam Phalen & John Farmanesh-Bocca
Technical Director - Adam Phalen

Cast - Alphabetically
John F. Bocca
Alina Bolshakova
Devon Dionne
Apollo Dukakis
Courtney Munch
Natacha Roi
Jones Welsh



Miles Playhouse
1130 Lincoln Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401-2012
United States

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Arts > Dance
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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