by William Shakespeare (Crow’s Theatre/Groundling Theatre Company). Alarmed at their leaders populist, authoritarian reforms, a coalition of educated elites conspire to bring him down. Previews from Jan 7, opens Jan 10 and runs to Feb 2, Tue-Sat 7:30 pm, mat Wed, Sat-Sun 2 pm. $20-$55.
Shakespeares bloody study of populist hubris, conspiring elites and civil war is resurrected with imagination, intelligence and brio in this bold production helmed by Chris Abraham and featuring a riveting central performance by Dion Johnstone. Staged in the round, this modern-dress Julius Caesar makes dynamic use of most every corner of the Guloien Theatre and pulls out every stop in its mission to bridge classical Rome, Elizabethan England and our current moment of global tumult.
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Location - Streetcar Crowsnest