Strong Performances Despite Wordy Text in “As Rome Burns”

A period piece set in ancient Rome, FireFlood Productions’ As Rome Burns brings strong performances to bear on reconsidering an historical moment from long ago. This show explores the motivations and circumstances that led one of history’s most controversial figures to cast him in a human light. That is not to say redeem him, but … Continue reading Strong Performances Despite Wordy Text in “As Rome Burns”

“As Rome Burns” makes history confusing

In the beginning of As Rome Burns, we are treated to a brief history lesson of the early Roman Empire leading up to the reign of Nero: after the assassination of Julius Caesar his nephew adopted/son Octavian became the first emperor Augustus, followed by his stepson Tiberius, who passed the throne onto his (crazy) great-nephew … Continue reading “As Rome Burns” makes history confusing