Julius Caesar

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 Acting Company’s production of Julius Caesar is part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a national program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

The Acting Company is performing two exciting shows.

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.

Additional Event

Wednesday, FEB 15, 6:45 pm | Pavilion
The Lawrence Great Books Discussion Group will lead a discussion of Julius Caesar.  Anyone is welcome to join the conversation.

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Thursday, FEB 16

Created for mature audiences. Contains mature and sexually suggestive language, adult themes and prop guns.

Presented in partnership with KU Department of Theatre/University Theatre

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