Aquila Theatre Julius Caesar
September 24, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007, 7:00 p.m.
Johnson Theatre, Paul Creative Arts Center
Aquila Theatre Company’s production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar will follow the epic story of the rise and fall of one of the world’s most notorious leaders. Set in a world of political intrigue and strained domestic relationships, the production explores the moral and political dilemma of Marcus Brutus. Should he join the conspiracy to assassinate Caesar, conquering hero and his trusted friend? Or, should he allow one man’s tyrannical ambition to overcome the very ideals that Rome was founded upon? The choice that Brutus makes has the power to destroy the old world order and to ignite a fierce civil war. Aquila’s production asks the audience to consider the price of democracy and freedom and the consequences that can befall a society when it is asked to defend its core beliefs.
Julius Caesar will be staged using Aquila’s renowned company aesthetic – excellent acting, crystalline verse-speaking, original music and innovative conceptualization and design. It is the company’s mission to bring “the greatest work to the greatest number.” With Julius Caesar, Aquila will bring one of Shakespeare’s most relevant and timely works to vibrant life in a production that is visceral, challenging and, above all, entertaining.
“Aquila’s productions are beautifully spoken, dramatically revealing and crystalline in effect.” -- The New Yorker
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