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"Nothing is impossible where there is true love."

Maurice Berger


Sense and Sensibility

Julius Caesar

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March 19 - April 20, 2014


By William Shakespeare
Directed by Tina Packer

"I love the name of honor more than I fear death."

When men feel they can no longer trust their leader, where is the line between patriotism and personal ambition? Caesar, the most popular general in Rome, is assassinated, leaving two men – the honourable Brutus and the ambitious Cassius – to divide the spoils. But they've acted without Mark Antony, Caesar's devoted follower and determined successor, and soon the world they have fought to preserve is brought to the brink of anarchy. Julius Caesar is a dazzling masterpiece of betrayal, violence, and perhaps most surprisingly — love.

Tina Packer, founder and former Artistic Director of Shakespeare & Company in Massachusetts, leads this modern retelling with a small cast in the intimate Goldman Theater.

Runtime: 2 hours with a 15 minute intermission

Critic and Audience Comments


“....these actors can — and do — keep the audience involved....Pritchett strikes a commanding presence...His Mark Antony is palpably grieving the death of Caesar, while his anger expressively simmers right under the surface. Pritchett's voice is sweet as honey — but the audience feels the sting — as he riles the citizens of Rome by repeatedly describing Caesar's assassins as "honorable men"....Brutus's struggle with his conscience — should he betray a friend for a higher purpose? — is still the heart of the story….that struggle remains powerfully reflected both in Bernardo's tormented face and the cracking of his weary voice.” - Matt Palm, Orlando Sentinel

“Packer takes a minimalist and highly stylized approach: with only seven actors doubling is handled with minimal costume changes done on stage. This allows the acting to stand out, it’s powerful and compelling… a tight and elegant approach to one of Shakespeare’s most accessible stories.” - Archikulture Digest

“I often don't 'like' Shakespeare as much as the contemporary plays, but this one was clear, easy to understand, and a total pleasure!” - Audience Comment

“Hail Caesar! We loved the show!” - Audience Comment

Prologue Series


Starting 30 minutes before each performance of Julius Caesar, an Orlando Shakes actor leads the audience through a discussion of the plot, themes, and major characters in the production.

Opening Night Party


You're invited to mingle with members of the creative team and enjoy appetizers by Crave America in the lobby of the Lowndes Shakespeare Center prior to our Opening Night performance. The party begins at 6:30PM and is free to all ticket holders. No RSVP necessary.

Parental Guidelines


Julius Caesar is a political drama that turns on the assassination of a public figure. The stabbing of Caesar is depicted on stage, and there are subsequent scenes of combat and suicide. The play is best suited for ages 13 and up.

Teachers


We offer student matinees. Call the Box Office at (407) 447-1700 to learn more.

 


TYA Flex Passes

TICKETS Miss Nelson Has A Field Day
PREVIEWS
March 19 & 20
7:30 p.m. $18
OPENING NIGHT
Friday, March 21
7:30 p.m. $40, $35, $30
WED & THU 7:30 p.m. $35, $30, $20
FRI & SAT 7:30 p.m. $40, $35, $30
SUN 2 p.m. $35, $30, $20
SENIOR MATINEES
March 26, April 2, 9, & 16
2 p.m. $17
$20 UNDER 30
Friday, March 28
7:30 p.m. $20
TALK BACK
Thursday, April 3
7:30 p.m. $35, $30, $20
PLAYSHOP
Sunday, March 30
2:00 p.m. $15 per child
 

TYA Flex Passes

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Video


Video 1: Teaser Trailer

Video 2: Sneak Peek

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