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Berkeley Rep's You, Nero: I Came, I Saw, I Did a Little Dance, Made a Little Love (While Rome Burned)

Was it a coincidence that Berkeley Rep’s “You, Nero” premiered on the same night that American Idol reached its frenzied pitch season finale?

While Kris Allen wowed the crowd and Dick Cheney insisted that America is above the law, Danny Scheie wowed his theater audience as the Roman emperor Nero, who stages a high voltage arena-rock concert to distract the masses from his personal conviction that he, Nero, is above the law.

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