The assassination of Malcolm X in the framework of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar
The assassination of Malcolm X—both the story we think we know and illuminating details that have seldom been shared—is brought to vivid, lyrical life in award-winning writer Marcus Gardley’s new play. Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar provides a framework for Gardley to deepen our understanding of one of America’s most complex, compelling historical figures and explore the tumultuous landscape of ideology and activism in the 1960s. Directed by Ian Belknap.
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