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International Theatre Program: Octavia

Octavia is a play ripped from the headlines— from the year AD 62.  Attributed the Roman stoic philosopher, Seneca (which would have been extraordinary, as he himself is a character in the play), it chronicles the dissolution of the marriage between the Nero, the unstable, narcissistic emperor, and Octavia, his popular wife.  Questions about the right conduct of a ruler, laments about a woman’s place in the world, and musings on the degeneration of the world commingle to make the rarely-staged Octavia a startlingly relevant document.

By Seneca

Director, Ken Rus Schmoll
Set & Costume Designer, Marsha Ginsberg
Lighting Designer, Yuki Nakase
Sound Designer & Composer, Jane Shaw
Acting & Voice Coach, Alexa Scott-Flaherty

November 30–December 9, 2017

Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Todd Theater
Todd Union Rochester, NY 14611

Event Type

Arts and Entertainment, Theater/Film


General Public



Tickets are $15 for the general public. $12 for seniors (65+); also for University of Rochester staff, faculty, and alumni; $8 for students.

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