“Ben Becker explores all shades of expressiveness.” Süddeutsche Zeitung
The primary motivation of this tyrannical ruler is a taste for the amoral – and the desire to one day own the moon. “Caligula” narrates the tragedy of excessive hunger for power. Emperor Caligula, who is obsessed with the quest for the absolute, is not a brutal despot, but a scheming, intellectual criminal who keeps pushing his subjects as if in an experiment to see how much they will take. When he is finally killed by the daggers of the conspirators, his last words are, “I live. I live.” – an indirect appeal that the obligation to resist never dies.
Duration: 1 h 30 min / no break