CALIGULA(Originally titled SCORN)

New Ohio Theatre, Producers Club

February, 2020

written by Albert Camus

directed by Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li

Ilayda Akin as LEAD PATRICIAN | Leah Bachar as CALIGULA  |  Toney Brown as CHEREA | Riccardo Carcangiu as PATRICIAN  | Chun Cho as CÆSONIA | Shan Y Chuang as HELICON | Yael Haskal as SCIPIO | Shadow as PATRICIAN

 

Producer: Toney Brown, Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li  |  Stage Manager: Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li  |  Lighting Designer: Yi-Chung Chen

Sound Designer: Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li  |  Scenic Designer: Alexander Grover | Costume Designer: Dominus Sowell |

Choreographer: Shan Y Chuang | Graphic Designer: August Nielsen | Dramaturge: Tom Walker

Caligula, a relatively kind prince so far, realizes on the death of Drusilla, his sister and his mistress, that "men die and they are not happy." Therefore, obsessed by the quest for the Absolute and poisoned by contempt and horror, he tries to exercise, through murder and systematic perversion of all values, a freedom which he discovers in the end is no good. He rejects friendship and love, simple human solidarity, good and evil. He takes the word of those around him, he forces them to logic, he levels all around him by force of his refusal and by the rage of destruction which drives his passion for life.                      -Albert Camus

© 2020 by DENNIS YUEH-YEH LI