The Emperor Nero is running wild, leaving a mass of political and personal scandals in his wake. When he attempts to seduce the girlfriend of his half-brother Britannicus, Nero's mother, the mighty Agrippina, steps in to prevent him, and chaos ensues. Jean Racine's Britannicus is part political thriller, part gripping family drama, set in a palace at the center of the empire where private and public worlds collide. Operatic in its passions and composed in some of the most beautiful poetry ever written for the stage, Britannicus is a tautly-plotted masterpiece. Robert Woodruff directs.
Additional Schedule Information:
In addition to the regular schedule, performances are arranged for Sunday, January 28th and Sunday, February 4th at 7:30pm.
Opening night, Saturday January 20th, has only one performance, at 2:00pm.
Playback discussions follow the Saturday matinees on January 27th, February 3rd and February 10th.