L'INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA
Music by Claudio Monteverdi
Libretto by Giovanni Francesco Busenello
Stage Direction by Sarah Young, Music Direction by Eddie Hong
July 15th & 16th, 2016 at EXIT Theatre, 156 Eddy St. SF
Enter a world of political intrigue, sex, and the quest for power...
Meet Poppea . . . deeply ambitious and determined to become Empress of Rome. All that stands between her and the crown is the current Empress. Emperor Nero, captivated by Poppea, will do anything to possess her. Can anyone stop this power hungry couple as they carve a path of destruction to ultimate power?
Beyond being set in modern day, this brand new production by OTU will push the boundaries of gender, featuring an almost entirely female cast. You won't want to miss this drama of power, passion, and blood.
POPPEA | DANI CHEIKEN
NERONE | MARISSA SIMMONS
OTTONE | ELLEN PRESLEY
DRUSILLA | SARA HAGENBUCH
OTTAVIA | JILL MORGAN BRENNER
SENECA/LITTORE | BRYCE WIATRACK
ARNALTA | MELISSA COSTA
PRIMO SOLDATO/PALLADE/LIBERTO/DAMIGELLA | MAGGIE MANIRE
SECONDO SOLDATO/AMORE/LUCANO/VALLETTO | KATIE NIX
Read more about the cast here.