Previews began Dec. 4, and the production will continue through Dec. 30. Greig also adapted Euripides' The Bacchae for the recent National Theatre of Scotland production starring Alan Cumming.
Rafael De Mussa directs the New York premiere of Greig's Caligula, which features 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, according to press notes, "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."
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.