By William Shakespeare, Directed by Devin Brain
Tackling essential questions about the balance of ambition, personal loyalty and love of country, Shakespeare’s timeless political masterpiece has never been more relevant. Through the story of Julius Caesar, a rising political star torn down by his most trusted allies, audiences witness the art of persuasion, the ugliness of backroom politics and the historical patterns we can’t stop repeating.
The assassinations of Rome’s great ruler of the Republic and the revolutionary leader Malcolm X share the stage when New York’s acclaimed The Acting Company pairs Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar with X. Presented in repertory, each featuring the same outstanding cast, these two gripping dramas examine two charismatic leaders who rise only to fall victim to rivalry, resentment and retribution.
Presented in partnership with KU Department of Theatre/University Theatre