The Gallery Players present a streamlined staging of Shakespeare's story of ambition, duty, and political intrigue, which plays out in 16 scenes that use every corner of the troupe's Park Slope venue. More…
In 'Julius Caesar,' we see how easy it is for well-intentioned patriots to let disagreement slip into bloody civil war. War hero Julius Caesar is welcomed back to Rome. But fear of the citizens' devotion to Caesar pushes many of his closest friends to wonder how far will he go with such populist support. After his fateful assassination on the Ides of March, how will the populace react?
See it if Excellent cast. Brutus, Cassius, Mark Antony wonderful. Great staging. The whole ensemble wonderful. Wonderful evening of theater. Go.
Don't see it if you hate Shakespeare or good theater.
See it if you enjoy exciting modern takes on Shakespeare, you want to see diversity on stage, you want to see some women kill classic male roles :)
Don't see it if you are a purist, you don't like Shakespeare.
See it if Full Cast of talented 30 somethings grab this classic by its throat and do a great job of telling the tale of betrayal and revenge in a comp
Don't see it if you are just Caesared out.
See it if You like classic story reincarnation in a minimalist dystopian. The acting was relatable with on-point monologue and annunciation. Solid.
Don't see it if You're into fancy scenery, costume and lighting. This is low-tech but intense. The power of acting and your imagination will transform you.
See it if You like engaging, clear, fast paced classical plays with great staging. Even if--or especially if-you've seen any of the other JCs this yr.
Don't see it if You need puffy shirts in your Shakespeare.
See it if Fast-moving, creative and expertly executed production. Dialogue shines. Wonderful choreography and dynamic talent.
Don't see it if you want a comedy
See it if you want fast-paced and accessible Shakespeare put on by a young and energetic cast
Don't see it if you aren't willing to grapple with your ideas of the 'populace,' democracy, and tyranny