by William Shakespeare
Directed by Matt Lewis
August 9-21, 2017 (in alternating rep with Antigone)
The first tragedy to be played in the new Globe Theatre, Julius Caesar is set at a crucial turning point in Roman history, as the republican gives way to the imperial. Julius Caesar has returned from the Roman front victorious, but his popularity and military might make him powerful enemies in the Senate. When a group of conspirators plot against the emperor, they recruit Brutus, Caesar's dear friend. Brutus must weigh the morality of toppling the state to save its citizens. Et tu, Brute?
The second play in the rep is William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. This is the classic tale of the famous Roman emperor with, perhaps, too much power. Caesar's beloved friend, Brutus, must decide whether to do what is right for his friend or join the resistance against Caesar and do what is right for the people. His murderous decision asks, 'What are you willing to kill for?'"