Julius Caesar

Walden Theatre brings you Shakespeare’s play JULIUS CAESAR on the Nancy Niles Sexton Stage on January 19-28.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings @ 7:30pm
Saturday matinees @ 2:00pm
(+ matinee prices on the 2nd Thursday evening)

In this contemporary-dress version of the classic play, a cabal of politicians is convinced that Caesar’s power has corrupted her rule. She refuses the crown–not once but three times–but the plotters nevertheless fear the worst kind of tyranny. Against a background of mistrust, and fueled by individual ambitions, former advisors and friends plot a shocking act of betrayal.

But can the republic withstand chaos and civil war as rivals contend for power in the vacuum left by the widely popular Caesar?

The political intrigue in JULIUS CAESAR is a fascinating counterpoint to current events as leaders around the world and in our own country– some reviled but others beloved and respected–are accused of tyranny or corruption and sabotaged by even the people they trust the most. And all this in the context of a hyper-mediated world full of camera phones, always-on social utilities, and a non-stop news cycle.

JULIUS CAESAR is the latest offering in Walden Theatre’s Cornerstone Classics Series. Drawn from the core reading lists of classic literature and theatre, the series has recently brought to life TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD and THE CRUCIBLE for large audiences, including thousands of students from area schools. The Cornerstone Classics Series is a unique way for teachers and administrators to enrich the core curriculum for thousands of young people, and for the theatre-going public to engage with the enduring dilemmas and conflicts that inform our literary classics.

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