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.
November 30–December 9, 2017
Saturday, December 9 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Todd Union Rochester, NY 14611