Existential tragedy by Albert Camus, one of the founders of existentialism and a well-known philosopher and author of the 20th century. What do we know about Caesar, the Emperor of Rome? His name became commonly associated with ruthless tyrants. He was very young and ruled for only three and a half years prior to being killed by traitors. He squandered all the funds and was an unpredictable despot. Historically, we know very little about him. However, that is not the focus of A. Camus’ play; rather, he explores the issues of power, integrity, freedom, corruption to address the existential questions. What is the meaning of life? Does freedom exist? How to live knowing the inevitability of death?
Directed by Marianna Chebotaryova, with stage fight choreography by Sergei Burlak.
Presented in Russian, with a summary in English.
Location: Theatre33 (13243 20th Street NE, Bellevue)