Saturday, March 9, 2013

Royal Shakespeare Company's Electrifying Julius Caesar at BAM (Brooklyn) Apr 10-28 2013

From a release:

Julius Caesar
Apr 10—Apr 28, 2013
BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music)
Part of 2013 Winter/Spring Season
BAM, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and The Ohio State University present

Julius Caesar
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Gregory Doran

“Feel the heat. The RSC has just set Julius Caesar thrillingly ablaze.” —The Independent (UK)


BROOKLYN, NEW YORK - The world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company returns to BAM with a new twist on Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. Set in present-day Africa and featuring an all-black cast, this visionary production echoes recent regime struggles throughout the continent. The first production from the RSC's newly appointed artistic director Gregory Doran, this staging features sets by Michael Vale and live performances of contemporary West African music, fostering the contemporary resonance of this classic political thriller. According to The Guardian (UK), "...Doran's production gives the play's central debate about the necessary political murder a new immediacy."

The Royal Shakespeare Company has made eight previous appearances at BAM, beginning with a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream in 1971 and most recently in 2007 with King Lear, featuring Ian McKellen, and The Seagull.

Composed by Akintayo Akinbode
Choreographed by Diane Alison-Mitchell
Sets and costumes by Michael Vale
Lighting by Vince Herbert
Sound by Jonathan Ruddick

• To purchase tickets, call BAM Ticket Services at  718-636-4100  or visit the BAM Box Office.

In conjunction with the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Julius Caesar this season, BAM presents a series of five workshops geared toward young theater professionals interested in various aspects of production. Participants are offered a unique, in-depth, and hands-on look at how a play gets mounted – from budgeting to design to production management – and more. By application only.

The 2012 Backstage Seminar program was centered around The Bridge Project’s production of Richard III. Guest speakers included BAM Executive Producer Joseph V. Melillo and Executive Vice President Alice Bernstein, as well as Bruce Guthrie, Catherine Zuber, and other members of The Bridge Project’s production team.

• Contact for additional information.

BAM Harvey Theater
RUN TIME: 2hrs 15min
SEASON TICKET PRICE:  Starts at $20 (Apr 10—19 only)

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