Britannicus by Jean Racine / adapt. John Rafter Lee

Cal Rep

Britannicus
Britannicus

Anna Steers and Josh Nathan photo: Keith Ian Polakoff

Britannicus
Britannicus

Josh Nathan and Gregory Allen photo: Keith Ian Polakoff

Britannicus
Britannicus

Jeremiah O'Brien, Maria Mayenzet, Anna Steers, and Kyle Hall photo: Keith Ian Polakoff

Britannicus
Britannicus

Anna Steers and Josh Nathan photo: Keith Ian Polakoff

1/7

"DeLorenzo's austere approach locates the human calculations that motivate Racine's declamations. His capable cast gradually catches fire within the bounds of adaptor John Rafter Lee's updated cadences. Mayenzet exudes the corrupt eroticism beneath Agrippina's patrician demeanor, and Nathan gives Nero the explosive range of a Scorsese antihero..." -- David C. Nichols, Los Angeles Times

World premiere adaptation at Cal Rep, April 2008