Messalina by Gordon Dahlquist

Evidence Room 

“Gordon Dahlquist’s Messalina is not the first play in which the American Empire has been compared to the decadence and decline of the Roman Empire but his end-of-the-world dinner party, in the hands of director Bart DeLorenzo, is rife with zeitgeist. Pinteresque menace shades not only whatever is going on in the world depicted on a soundless TV set but shadows the obtuse indifference of the six characters who don’t seem to care whether the natural disaster is in the next continent or the next county.” – Laura Hitchcock, Curtain Up

World premiere at the Evidence Room, October 2003