The Saint At Large & Lady Circus
- a new musical disco circus -
featuring Kayvon Zand
starring Jamin Ruhren (aka ACID BETTY)
with Stormy Leather, Brittany Campbell and the Lady Circus aerialists
Book & lyrics by Alfred Preisser and Randy Weiner (DONKEY SHOW)
Musical arrangements by Brent Lord
Directed by Jen Bender, Choreographed by Richard Kennedy
The debaucherous Emperor of Rome takes on a beautific Jesus Christ
in an X-rated wrestling match for the hearts and hard-ons of ancient Rome
April 5, 2011 – New York City – Welcome to the last night of the notorious emperor's reign. Sensing the encroachment of monotheistic religions, the debaucherous Caligula holds another one of his utterly excessive celebrations in which he attempts to save the world by ushering in a new religion with himself as its principle prophet and god. Caligula is the ringmaster, the star, and the proprietor of the show and by entering his world you inevitably become his subject and his slave.
The show is saturated with sex and completely uncalled for violence yet at the same time feels like an ancient Roman discotheque. Wear shoes you can dance in, wear a costume or come naked. It’s that kind of a party.
Flickr slideshow of CALIGULA MAXIMUS production photos and LISTINGS INFO (scroll down) after the jump.
Jamin Ruhren aka ACID BETTY and Kayvon Zand, two of NYC’s biggest underground stars, lead the cast of Alfred Preisser and Randy Weiner’s CALIGULA MAXIMUS, a new musical disco circus, at House of Yes, April 6-17, 2011.
Presented by THE SAINT AT LARGE in association with HOUSE OF YES and LADY CIRCUS, CALIGULA MAXIMUS begins performances on April 6th at House of Yes, 342 Maujer St. in Brooklyn (L train to Grand Street), New York, with performances continuing through April 17th.
Helmed by Jen Bender, CALIGULA MAXIMUS features book & lyrics by Alfred Preisser and Randy Weiner (DONKEY SHOW), and musical arrangements by Brent Lord.
CALIGULA MAXIMUS stars Jamin Ruhren (ACID BETTY) and Kayvon Zand, and features Luqman Brown, Charles Baskerville, Brittany Alexandra Campbell, Matt Dallow, Raelyn Hennessee, Stormy Leather, Isaac Scranton, Xavier Smith and Mia Van De Water.
Aptly described by the Village Voice as “a dirty-minded extravaganza,” CALIGULA MAXIMUS combines elements of a musical with songs inspired by a pop icon, a high-wire circus and a nightclub installation.
Set on the last night of the notorious emperor’s life, CALIGULA MAXIMUS is a high-jinks of nudity, frivolity and 70′s-inspired decadence. The debaucherous Emperor of Rome takes on a beautific Jesus Christ in an X-rated wrestling match for the hearts and hard-ons of ancient Rome.
Originally staged to critical acclaim at La MaMa, the sold-out play with music has been overhauled as an all-singing, all-dancing spectacle in which audiences are encouraged to take off their togas for a dip in the Cosmic Pool.
House of Yes is located at 342 Maujer St. in Brooklyn, New York. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/167837
Special discount code for $15 Wednesday tickets is CMAX-YES
Place: HOUSE OF YES
342 Maujer St.
Brooklyn, New York
April 13 & 14 @ 9P
April 15 @ 8:30P & 11P
Doors open one hour prior to performance for pre-party w/disco DJ, fire-eaters, acrobats, gogo dancers!
Subway: L train to Grand Street. NOTE: To get to the 342 block of Maujer from the train, one must walk on Grand past the high school, take a right on Waterbury, then an immediate left on Maujer. House Of Yes is at the end of that block on the right. MAP.
The Saint At Large, gaydom’s longest running underground party and producer of the notorious BLACK PARTY, joins forces with Lady Circus, the sexually charged acrobatic troupe, to present what is sure to be the dirtiest show in town.