Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Off-Broadway: Julius Caesar Continues to April 22

From a release:

Off-Broadway
Julius Caesar
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Rob Melrose

Continues to April 22, 2012

The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings.

New York, NY - Julius Caesar is a classic story of pride and envy, arrogance and honor, opportunity and tragic strategic errors. Written in one of his most productive times of Shakespeare’s life, Julius Caesar blends the historic events of the reign of this iconic roman emperor with tragic elements and compelling language creating of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies.

From Director Rob Melrose: “In the 80s and 90s, every election was peppered with reports of “voter apathy.”  The intense passion that now permeates our politics and threatens to divide our country make this a perfect time to re-examine Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar – a play that looks at what happens when political convictions create conflict and sometimes tragic upheaval.

We’re imagining a Julius Caesar that captures the energy and excitement of American politics of the last presidential and mid-term elections: the rallies, the protests, the political spectacles of conventions, bill signings and the congress, the high stakes speeches and debates, and of course the behind the scenes deal-making and strategizing.”

 

Presented by
The Acting Company in association
with The Guthrie

Baruch Performing Arts Center
E. 25th St. between Lexington & 3rd Ave

Special discount - use code TBOB
$39.50 instead of $49.50
or call 866-811-4111

Poster illustration by Scott McKowen

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