The Onomatopoeia Theatre Company presents a new take on the story of Julius Caesar, a modern-dress production subtitled 'An Anti-Violent Inspection of the Death Throes of Democracy.' More…
Julius Caesar enters Rome as a hero beloved by the populace. First he triumphed over the Gauls, then he conquered the army of the Roman general Pompey. When the senators see how the citizens react to him—and his refusal to be crowned king—they consider Caesar a threat to Rome. Senator Cassius in particular has serious misgivings about Caesar's ambitions. Disaster threatens the Republic, but the cure may be worse than the disease. The last great generation of the Roman Republic was full of legendary people. What lessons can we learn from them?
See it if You're a Shakespeare fan and don't mind an abridged version, modern dress and a mostly bare set
Don't see it if Shakespeare isn't your cup of tea or you prefer it classically staged
See it if you are a fan of Shakespearean tragedy, esp. J.C., true to book, well delivered solliloqueys of Portia and M. Anthony, despite silly videos
Don't see it if you are turned off by gratuitous, silly modern video inserts, diverse casting not authentic to the roles, and no air conditioning mid-summer
See it if you like Shakespeare and pared down versions of Julius Caesar in a small theater.
Don't see it if you want the full play, elaborate set and staging. The acting is a bit uneven, but there are some good performers in there.
See it if You can stand to listen to another woman shrieking Marc Antony. You dont need sets. You like modern dress Shakespeare
Don't see it if You dont like mixed media in Shakespeare. Brutus shooting himself offends you.
See it if You enjoy a mixed media approach to Shakespeare, and experimental choices, as well as reversal of gender roles
Don't see it if You enjoy traditional stagings, and selfish acting. As well as confusing, misguided directing choices.
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