Shakespeare's epic tale of jealousy and betrayal is re-imagined as a modern-day coming-of-age story in Pocket Universe's all-female production. More…
The Bard's play is reset in an all-girls high school where psychological warfare is unyielding. Six young women portray all the roles in this tragedy, which follows a group of teenagers through their first taste of power, the desire to seize it, and the life and death battle to keep it.
“You’re going to be hard-pressed to find a more unique, inventive staging of Shakespeare's political drama…‘Julius Caesar’ has never been so potent, so moving, or so riveting. A cast as versatile and inventive as is this new staging certainly helps…When a production is so riveting that I have to remind myself it was written in 1599, that's what I call good theatre. Some of that is the Bard himself, but a good deal of credit also belongs to this brilliantly conceived production." Full Review
"It’s eye-opening to see this 'Julius Caesar' play out among rival teens in skirts and pigtails instead of polished politicians in Brooks Brothers...Young’s staging is particularly novel and creative...While Wolf as Cassius stood out most for her strong acting, it was Young’s innovation that provided the most intrigue...Pocket Universe seems to be onto something here. One got the feeling that this could be a workshop for a very intriguing and revelatory production." Full Review
“An interesting concept, though it isn’t particularly interesting to watch. Yet, the actresses are talented and have many intriguing and engaging moments…All of them deliver Shakespeare clearly and passionately…Each actress plays more than one role, and unfortunately, the clarity of who is playing which character is inconsistent...Overall the production is theatrically uninteresting…The main success is the integration of theme and the talented performances of the actresses.” Full Review
See it if You want a bold and innovative presentation showing the dangers of self-absorption, following, and delusion
Don't see it if "walk-up" apartment is only something you can only imagine on the BIG Bang Theory and the Honeymooners.
See it if You are a fan of reimagined Shakespeare productions (especially if you are a young girl)
Don't see it if You dislike Shakespearean dialogue, updated Shakespeare plays, or immersive/intimate theatre experiences
See it if you like different interpretations of Shakespeare, while still keeping with and understanding the original point of the play.
Don't see it if you disagree with any, even minuscule changes to the script.
See it if you like clever, intelligent, illuminating re-imagings of WS. Great staging. Strong acting. Riveting. Shakesp's words resonant, dazzle. .
Don't see it if you get confused by multiple role casting. Best to brush up on JC beforehand. In the intimate setting, you'll hear every well-spoken word.
See it if you are a Shakespeare fan and want to see an experimental retelling of Julius Caesar (and the acting was excellent! Cassius was AMAZING!)
Don't see it if you don't like smaller, indie theater, or want to easily follow every last detail. Some character switches was a bit confusing at first.
See it if You want a fresh take on Shakespeare. Setting Julius Caesar in a girl's school made for some beautiful moments. Cassius was excellent.
Don't see it if You want your Shakespeare in traditional dress and settings. There were no battle scenes.
See it if you like a fresh take on Shakespeare, intelligent women, and clever staging.
Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare, strong females, or seeing other audience members (theatre in the round)
See it if You're looking for a faithful all-female production of Julius Caesar with great acting.
Don't see it if You're looking for a reinterpretation of Julius Caesar that goes far beyond the source material. The text is followed too closely.
See it if You enjoy non-traditional interpretations of Shakespeare. You want a classic play performed by a company of classically trained actors.
Don't see it if You're unfamiliar w/the play:all actors play at least 2 roles, some right after the other w/few changes, so it can be confusing.
See it if Mean Girls meets Shakespeare; great take. The staging was creative and worked well. The acting was terrific.
Don't see it if if you are not familiar with the play. 6 actors (all female) play every parts and can be confusing. Theater is a 4th floor walk up and warm
See it if you're open to not only a modern interpretation of Shakespeare, but a clever and very stylized event.
Don't see it if You don't like looking at audience members, audience interaction, or hearing girls talk about "girls".
See it if You like brilliantly acted, interestingly staged twists on Shakespeare.
Don't see it if You want a big-budget production; you're bothered by slightly confusing stage direction (e.g. wasn't always clear if characters were dead)
See it if you know the play well, you would like a new interpretation, you enjoy seeing excellent women actors playing all parts.
Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare and/or don't know the play. If you are cautious about new interpretations of a classic.
See it if You're interested in a quirky feminist version of Shakespeare with very talented young actors.
Don't see it if You're not really into shakespeare but think this setting will help you understand it any better.
See it if you like modern Shakespeare adaptations, you want to see a strong all female cast
Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare, you only want classical staging of Shakespeare, you don't like more experimental theater
See it if You have a friend in the cast. You want to support small theatre. You enjoy engaging stage pictures.
Don't see it if You hate background noise (thumps from the ceiling 50% of show). Want consistent quality. Get confused by actors playing multiple characters
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