This year’s Shakespeare Theatre’s popular Free For All is the return of their 2008 production of Julius Caesar. Originally directed by David Muse, now Artistic Director of Studio Theatre, this production will be restaged by David Paul, who was the plays’ assistant director in 2008.
Audiences will see the return of Kurt Rhoads as Mark Antony, and Don Kremer as Julius Caesar. Other returning cast members include Aubrey Deeker, Tyrone Henderson,Kryztov Lindquist, Scott Parkinson. Several new cast members join the production, including Rachael Holmes, Naomi Jacobson,Geoffrey Owens and Tom Hammond as Brutus.
Julius Caesar portrays the life-and-death struggle for power in Rome. Fearing that Caesar’s growing strength and imperial ambitions threaten the Republic, a faction of politicians plots to assassinate him. But when Caesar is killed, chaos engulfs Rome. Alive with stunning rhetoric, Julius Caesar investigates the intoxicating effects of power and the dangers of idealism. In Caesar, Brutus and the young Marc Antony, Shakespeare created three fascinating, dynamic characters.
How to reserve free tickets in advance: this service is automatically available to STC subscribers and Friends of Free for All. There is an online ticket lottery for those registering the day before performance, occasional giveaways are being announced on their Facebook page titles Shakespeare Theatre Company, and, for all others, the Ticket Line forms outside Sidney Harman Hall two hours before performance. Limit 2 tickets per person. See all details here.
Julius Caesar runs Aug 18 – Sept 4, 2011 at Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F Street NW, Washington, DC.