Caligula | Theatre Philadelphia

Caligula

Emperor Caligula comes to see the world as absurd and meaningless after the death of his sister and mistress, Drusilla. Desirous to share this new understanding with his people, he uses his absolute power to undermine all systems of government and social order. Caligula mandates a desire to own the moon, to experience pure happiness, and to guarantee eternal life. To achieve these impossible tasks he establishes a regime of hedonism and violence that drives Rome to the brink of collapse. Part of his Cycle of the Absurd, Caligula is French-Algerian playwright Albert Camus' humorous and philosophically explosive expose of political science and the danders of absolute power.

13 and older

 

Playwright

Albert Camus

Director

Alexander Burns

Categories

Classics Comedy Drama
Apr 15 - May 9, 2020
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from $25

Box Office

215.987.4450

Venue

The Sedgwick Theater 7137 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19119 Get Directions