The True History of Lucian of Samosata and His Experiences in the Moon Wars of the Second Century

A True History is a muppety/puppety high-seas swashbuckling adventure, taking its inspiration from several works by a 2nd century Roman satirist named Lucian of Samosata.

Bad enough that Lucian of Samosata has just been made official tutor to the Roman emperor’s son. Now, he’s been tasked with taking the spoiled young Commodus on a tour of the empire. Alongside the sea-captain Scintharus, a...
A True History is a muppety/puppety high-seas swashbuckling adventure, taking its inspiration from several works by a 2nd century Roman satirist named Lucian of Samosata.

Bad enough that Lucian of Samosata has just been made official tutor to the Roman emperor’s son. Now, he’s been tasked with taking the spoiled young Commodus on a tour of the empire. Alongside the sea-captain Scintharus, a young religious apologist named Justin, and a mysterious warrior from darkest Briton named Adhan, Lucian and his companion go a-voyaging…until a mutiny and a strange storm take them beyond reality itself: a river of wine, a cosmic war between the moon and the sun, the belly of a sock puppet called Glycon come horribly to life…and to the Elysian Fields, the final resting place of Homer himself. Will they make it home to tell their travel tales? Is there a lost Roman colony on the dark side of the moon? And just what is a True History, anyway?
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The True History of Lucian of Samosata and His Experiences in the Moon Wars of the Second Century

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    Vineyard Theatre
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    2013