Greig, the Scottish playwright who also penned the National Theatre of Scotland's adaptation of The Bacchae, has adapted Albert Camus' Caligula, which will be staged by Horizon Theatre Rep through Dec. 30. An official opening has been set for Dec. 7.
Rafael De Mussa directs a cast including Gustav Bodor, Jeff Campanella, Rafael De Mussa, Ben Gougeon, Israel Gutierrez, Quester D. Hannah, Tabetha Lorina-Baker, Romy Nordlinger, Chris Triana, Jordan Turchin, Miles Warner and Brandon Wood.
Set in an unspecified 20th century country, Greig's Caligula "is given absolute freedom to challenge social convention in pursuit of personal obsession. Following the death of his beloved sister, Emperor Caligula deserts his people and honored position for three days and three nights. He returns with a single objective: to understand the meaning of life," press notes state.
Caligula features set design by Peter R. Feuchtwanger, costume design by Jennifer Nweke, lighting design by Jeff Croiter, fight direction by Rick Sordelet and sound design by Michael J. Whalen.
Tickets, priced $18, are available by phoning (212) 279-4200 or by visiting TicketCentral.com. The Kirk Theatre is located at 410 West 42nd Street in Manhattan.