by Hershel Holiday

An Original Musical

Augustus the first, the semi-legitimate king of a country picking itself up from a decade of civil war, is Drakora's last hope for a peaceful future. He must marry and procreate to secure the ill-gotten gains of his father, perpetuate a legacy he has no interest in keeping, reconcile his self-loathing with his need for self-preservation against treasonous courtiers, and keep his head on straight the whole while. His faults are few but fatal, his fits go from spat to tiff to war in the span of an afternoon. His is the intersection of power, privilege, disinterest, and depression, and this is the story of those caught in the crossfire of Augustus' war against his own self.

The story is told through a blend of contemporary musical theater and music from the African Diaspora. There is rapping. People interested in making this vision come to life are encouraged to reach out to the email below, or get in touch with one of our producers!
Contact the Show
at hershel.holiday@yale.edu
February 16 at 8:00pm
February 17 at 8:00pm
February 18 at 2:00pm
February 18 at 8:00pm
@ Off Broadway Theater
Show no longer running
Patrons should arrive at the theater 15 minutes before the performance to claim their reservation. At the scheduled performance time, patrons will be let in off of the waitlist based on when they signed up on the YDC website. Patrons with reservations arriving after this time will be treated as if they are at the top of the waitlist. Please see the full policy here.
King Augustus IJae Shin
Queen Iliana IRayo Oyeyemi
Ex-Prince TimienSam Lopate
Queen Dowager VivienneAnelisa Fergus
Jasper / King Julien INoah Strausser
Lady TerrynSofía Campoamor
Duke of BranfordAndre Allen
Duke of WarburgAdrianne Owings
Duke of MorningsburgCharlie Urban-Mead
Gustavo / RadolfoKamau Walker
Count of LoudounTalia Schechet
Count of FairfaxNoah Konkus
Earl of DunshireZak Rosen
Production Staff
DirectorHershel Holiday
WriterHershel Holiday
ProducerWissem Gamra
ProducerDeclan Kunkel
Stage ManagerSabrina Clevenger
Musical DirectorTessa Murthy
Set DesignerAshlyn Oakes
Technical DirectorHafsa Abdi
Master ElectricianSeamus Joyce-Johnson
Lighting DesignerClio Byrne-Gudding
Sound DesignerConnor Halleck-Dube
Sound EngineerBobby Berry
Associate Costume DesignerAaliyah Ibrahim
Associate Costume DesignerBecca Young
Hair ArtistGarima Singh
Props DesignerAshlyn Oakes
Makeup ArtistAnnie Jones
Graphic DesignerAnnie Jones
DramaturgNoah Konkus
Assistant DirectorLane Unsworth
Assistant Stage ManagerRachel Koh
Assistant Stage ManagerElaine Zhang
Assistant Musical DirectorSofía Campoamor
Assistant Set DesignerBonnie Rhee
Assistant Technical DirectorJoseph Bosco
Assistant Props DesignerMeghana Singh
Associate OrchestratorHayden Kline
Associate OrchestratorTessa Murthy
Associate OrchestratorSofía Campoamor
Sets CrewMatthew Derbin
MusicianNikola Kamcev
Sets CrewTK Nguyen
MusicianFabian Farkas
MusicianAlisha Dziarski
MusicianClay Bailey
MusicianChristiana Hart

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