Genre: Comedy
©Jeremiah LaBrash
By Sean Michael Welch, Directed by Stacee Mandeville and Produced by Caroline Murray and UnArt

"With such a great theatrical collaboration around this great pairing and script, let me act as tribune for the people in proclaiming, ‘Bring forth the franchise!' " - Fred Backus, NYTheatre.com

"...[Ryan] Blackwell is giggle-inducing as a callow, linguistically challenged young senator and [Matt] Scott strikes a gleeful balance between slippery and sincere as the senator who initiates the murder plot..." - Backstage

History is full of dictators but Caligula's madness is legendary. "End Caligula" is the story of the tyrant's last days before his assassination and follows the plotting of two senators in their determination to end an unhappy and confusing time in Rome, for the good of the people. To the senators' dismay, the people seem to enjoy having Caligula - a descendent of the treasured Augustus and the esteemed Caesar - as their emperor, so how can the two conspirators justify such a terrible act? Perhaps by leaking a few stories to the press regarding Caligula's activities behind closed doors? Does he really put on performances in his bedroom dressed as Venus for unfortunate visitors? And what about his fondness for horses - just how deep does his equestrian passion run? Unartistically Frustrated is proud to present the world premiere of "End Caligula" as part of the Midtown International Theater Festival this summer at the Jewel Box Theater. Starring, Ryan Blackwell, Katherine Harte, Heather Lasnier, Matt Scott, Offie Sherman and Jesse Sneddon. Directed by Stacee Mandeville, one of the teachers filmed in the recent hit, "Mad Hot Ballroom". Stage Manager, Jennifer Mushkin and Assistant Stage Manager and Fight Captain Katherine Harte. Cartoon art by Jeremiah LaBrash. The Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) is the brainchild of John Chatterton, publisher and editor of OOBR ("the off-off-broadway review"). Read the full NYTheatre.com review!
About the Company: Unartistically Frustrated
Unartistically Frustrated is a New York City based theater company founded in 2003, whose mission is to make the most of its multi-faceted talent, imparting the joys of theater in a fresh and startling way by incorporating diverse genres of performance and art in its repertoire. Recent credits include, two original member works, “Bloodsucker Proxy” and “Routine, Bypassed” at the Ripley-Grier Studios, “The Food Chain” at The Players Theater and “The Merely Players: An Evening of the Works of J.D. Robertson” at the Stella Adler Theater. Their first production, “Sextuple Indemnity”, received positive reviews from both AmericanTheatreWeb.com and NYTheatre.com. UnArt later competed as a finalist in the 2004 Winter Strawberry One-Act Festival with “Denmark” and participated in the 2003 Spotlight-On Halloween Festival, a Spotlight On, Inc. production, with “Shove”.
Open:   07/21/05
Close:   08/07/05

Thursday, July 21 - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 23 - 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 26 - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 30 - 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 3 - 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 7 - 5:30 p.m.
Theater:   Jewel Box Space
Address:   312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor
New York, NY
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Cost:$15.00, $10.00 Students and Seniors
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