Queens Shakespeare and What Dreams May present one of Shakespeare's most political works, based on historical events surrounding the conspiracy against the Roman leader and the ensuing civil war. More…
In this brutal re-imagining, director Chris Rivera brings audiences to an apocalyptic Rome: the last glimmer of civilization surrounded by a world in ruin; a city where citizens starve and senators serve as assassins; where tyrants rule with an iron fist, and are repaid by the grace of a friendly knife. Watch as honorable men become the very thing they set out to stop, while a few carefully chosen words let slip the dogs of war.
See it if brings new depth 2 Brutus as combo idealist/warrior; graphically shows how political violence he unleashes can’t be put back in bottle
Don't see it if several misses: symbolic fighting 2nd Act unconvincing; Caesar not enuf of foil 2 Brutus/see below
See it if You like Shakespeare up close and intimate. Good ensemble performances. Enthusiastic and exciting.
Don't see it if You like your Caesar in a toga. There's a lot of blood and war dance in place of battle. Unconventional set (distressed sheet rock wall).
See it if What I recall most about the show was the Set which used a black rubberized flooring which proved especially dangerous after the RAIN.
Don't see it if If U don't like watching actors fight to keep their footing on a slick stage, even Marc Antony made a pirouette at one point to stay upright
See it if You like on-target modern versions of Shakespeare, including gender-swapping -- Marc Antony is a woman-- and Caesar-Trump in the nude.
Don't see it if You like your Shakespeare "straight" and prefer to make your own connections to today's politics instead of having it spelled out for you.
See it if The acting and language was great, the story lacked as the war is a large part of the play. Not my favorite of Shakespeare's.
Don't see it if If you don't like death, violence, and political based storylines. Take place in ancient Rome.
See it if You are at all interested in history, especially Elizabethan and Roman. It explores both the personal and the political, and nails both.
Don't see it if you have trouble with the English language; there is a lot to comprehend here. Actually, do see it. You'll be overwhelmed, but learn a lot.
See it if You want to see a well-crafted mix of both political and personal drama
Don't see it if You dislike long shows or if this is your first experience with Shakespeare.