Conversations in TusculumPaperback - 2008
A riveting new work about power--and the abuse of power-- in ancient Rome that has startling resonance with our age, Conversations in Tusculum reimagines the intense interaction among Brutus, Cassius, and Cicero leading up to the assassination of Julius Caesar, the leader they had once followed into battle but whom they have come to despise. Passionate in their beliefs but torn by their sense of loyalty, they struggle to continue believing in him despite their fear that his actions may pose great dangers to the nation. Conversations in Tusculum had its world premiere at the Public Theater in New York City in March 2008.
"Nelson...is a master of the quiet detail, of the oblique rhythm that transforms emotional diffidence into fascinating character."-- Newsday