NERO (Another Golden Rome)
music by Duncan Sheik / a world premiere production directed by Beth Milles
The indulgent, political and personal world of Emperor Nero comes to life in this feast of language, imagery and music. Acclaimed playwright Steven Sater and Grammy-nominated Duncan Sheik create an experimental landscape to portray the dangerous excesses of this controversial boy-emperor.
Magic Theatre, San Francisco?s premiere home for new plays, continues its 2005?06 Season with HOT HOUSE?06, featuring three world premieres by playwrights shaping the future of American Theatre. The Magic?s third annual presentation of HOT HOUSE presents full productions of new plays by Steven Sater, Courtney Baron and David Rambo, beginning on Saturday, February 18, and continuing through Sunday, April 9, 2006.
HOT HOUSE?06 opens with Nero (Another Golden Rome) by Steven Sater with music by Duncan Sheik, the team behind Spring Awakening, the musical version of the Frank K. Wedekind play headed for Broadway this season. A play with music that is both richly historical and perversely contemporary, Rome creates an experimental landscape to portray the dangerous excesses of the boy-emperor Nero. Directed by Beth Milles. Nero previews Saturday, February 11 through Friday, February 17; Opening Night is Saturday, February 18, with performances in the Northside Theatre.
For more information and tickets, call (415) 441-8822 or visit www.magictheatre.org.
Added by ericsf7 on February 15, 2006