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Friday, April 5, 2019 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 6, 2019 7:30 PM // Power Center

William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar
Théâtre National de Bretagne
Arthur Nauzyciel, director

Photo credit: Yann Peucat
 

French director Arthur Nauzyciel adopts Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar in the style of the late 60s, when the world is in flux and the nation in turmoil after President Kennedy’s assassination.

One of the greatest theatrical studies of tyranny, revolution, and civil war, Julius Caesar is also a highly personal play — a breathless, gripping portrayal of friendships and alliances torn apart by political ambition and the intoxicating effects of power. Director Arthur Nauzyciel’s “visually stunning, musically moody, and unceasingly stylish” (Boston Globe) production highlights the continuing relevance of Shakespeare’s great political tragedy. The production features costumes and design evoking the era of JFK, a live jazz trio, and provocative staging the refocuses the action so that the tyranny unfolds as the dream of a minor character, Brutus’s slave Lucius.

Performed in English.

FREE POST-PERFORMANCE Q&A (FRIDAY ONLY)

Where does inspiration come from? What makes an artist tick? Join us for a post-performance Q&A and get a glimpse into the lives and minds of the artists who bring creativity to the stage. Must have a ticket to the performance to attend.

Artist Website

https://www.t-n-b.fr/

PRESENTING SPONSOR

  • The James Garavaglia Theater Endowment Fund

PATRON SPONSOR

  • Ilene H. Forsyth Theater Endowment Fund
  • Herbert S. and Carol L. Amster Endowment Fund
4/5/19 7:30 PM
4/6/19 7:30 PM

Power Center

William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar
Théâtre National de Bretagne
Arthur Nauzyciel, director

French director Arthur Nauzyciel adopts Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar in the style of the late 60s, when the world is in flux and the nation in turmoil after President Kennedy’s assassination.

One of the greatest theatrical studies of tyranny, revolution, and civil war, Julius Caesar is also a highly personal play — a breathless, gripping portrayal of friendships and alliances torn apart by political ambition and the intoxicating effects of power. Director Arthur Nauzyciel’s “visually stunning, musically moody, and unceasingly stylish” (Boston Globe) production highlights the continuing relevance of Shakespeare’s great political tragedy. The production features costumes and design evoking the era of JFK, a live jazz trio, and provocative staging the refocuses the action so that the tyranny unfolds as the dream of a minor character, Brutus’s slave Lucius.

Performed in English.

FREE POST-PERFORMANCE Q&A (FRIDAY ONLY)

Where does inspiration come from? What makes an artist tick? Join us for a post-performance Q&A and get a glimpse into the lives and minds of the artists who bring creativity to the stage. Must have a ticket to the performance to attend.

Artist Website

https://www.t-n-b.fr/

PRESENTING SPONSOR

  • The James Garavaglia Theater Endowment Fund

PATRON SPONSOR

  • Ilene H. Forsyth Theater Endowment Fund
  • Herbert S. and Carol L. Amster Endowment Fund