In one week, Southbank opens Seneca and the Soul of Nero. Here are some answers to your questions:
Do I need to do homework before the show?
No way! I workshopped Seneca in IPC and none of the participants had prior knowledge. They all loved it anyway. No prior knowledge of ancient Rome necessary.
What’s it about?
Seneca and the Soul of Nero is about the failure of political insiders to rein in their despotic rulers. (Sound familiar?) But it’s also about relationships — between parents and children, wives and husbands, and one’s relationship and responsibility to society.
Is it a boring drama?
NO! It’s a drama, but also has a lot of amusing moments. And also some very dark moments. If you like to laugh and cry, you’ll love this show.
If this play were a movie, what would it be rated?
Probably PG-13. The Romans were a little crazy, so the show does contain some adult situations, violence, suicide, incest, and brief (not explicit) intimacy. If you have further questions, please feel free to ask us about it. (Marcia is letting her 6th grader see it, but wouldn’t recommend it for younger than that.)
Where can I get tickets?
You can get tickets at IndyFringe.org.
What if I’m not ready to go back to the theatre yet?
We are requiring all cast, crew, and audience members to show proof of vaccination, and audiences will be wearing masks at performances. However, if you’re still not sure, you can stream the show on Broadway OnDemand, starting in October. Pre-sale tickets for streaming are available now!
Do you have anything I can preview?
Absolutely! Take a look at our 2-minute promo video!
We hope you’ll join us for Seneca and the Soul of Nero! See you at the theatre!