Marcus Gardley’s X

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.

“Marcus Gardley has secured his place as one of the most promising contemporary playwrights.”

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

Thursday, FEB 16, 6:45 pm | Seymour Gallery
The Lawrence Great Books Discussion Group will lead a discussion of X.

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Julius Caesar
Wednesday, FEB 15

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

Presented in partnership with KU Department of Theatre/University TheatreUnivThtr_BW_UnitHorz
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