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by William Shakespeare
Directed by Andrew Borba

Winning is easy, governing is harder

Shakespeare’s classic play of politics and power hits the stage at PlayMakers for the first time ever. When Julius Caesar’s heroic magnetism threatens to undo four centuries of republican rule in Rome, a small band of patriots conspire to put things right. But they just might unleash more chaos than they bargained for.

“In this moment of political tumult and upheaval, there’s never been a better time to engage with this play and the hard truths it offers about leadership, listening, and revolution.”
Vivienne Benesch, PlayMakers’ Producing Artistic Director

AGE RECOMMENDATION

This play deals with betrayal, assassination, and the nature of just governance. We encourage all patrons to use their own discretion in determining the appropriateness of the material. Please refer to this plot summary if you have any concerns.

RUN TIME

Approximately 2 1/2 hours, including one, 15-minute intermission. (Subject to change.)

TICKETS AND SHOWTIMES


MON
TUE
WED
THU
FRI
SAT
SUN
MAR 4

7:30p P

MAR 5

7:30p P, V

MAR 6

7:30p P

MAR 7

7:30p

MAR 8

2:00p

MAR 9 MAR 10

7:30p C, 👌

MAR 11

7:30p🗣

MAR 12

7:30p

MAR 13

7:30p

MAR 14

2:00pOC
7:30p

MAR 15

2:00p🗣

MAR 16 MAR 17

7:30p

MAR 18

7:30p

MAR 19

7:30p

MAR 20

7:30p

MAR 21

7:30p

MAR 22

2:00p ¿


The National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest presents Shakespeare in American Communities. PlayMakers Repertory Company is one of 40 professional theater companies across the nation selected to perform a Shakespeare play with a professional team of actors for middle- and high-schools and conduct related educational activities for students.

Where Are We Now?


As part of our 2019/20 Legacy | NOW season, PlayMakers is hosting a series of post-show conversations facilitated by local artists, scholars, and cultural workers entitled: Where Are We NOW? After select performances, we will invite audience members to gather in an adjacent space for a fluid, dynamic, and intergenerational discussion on the themes of each play. You don’t even need to have tickets for that performance in order to join us for the conversation!


Monday, February 17—IN THE WINGS

In partnership with the local public libraries, PlayMakers offers a free series of conversations with actors and artists about the work we put on stage.

7:00pm, Durham County Library–Stanford L. Warren Branch

Thursday, March 5—VISION SERIES

Peek behind the curtain and explore how a PlayMakers production comes together! Join the show’s director and design team in an intimate conversation around initial inspirations, design concepts, and fun anecdotes from the rehearsal process.

6:00pm, Studio 101

Wednesday, March 11—SETTING THE SCENE

PlayMakers Resident Dramaturg Adam Versényi leads a pre-show discussion on the context and content of Everybody to help set up the World of the Play.

6:30pm, Studio 105

Sunday, March 15—TALKBACK

Stick around in the theatre after the show for a discussion with PlayMakers Resident Dramaturg Adam Versényi and the cast of Julius Caesar.

Begins at approximately 4:15p

Tuesday, March 17—WHERE ARE WE NOW?

Protest, Political Action & Civil Disobedience

Begins at approximately 9:45p, Studio 105

Sunday, March 22—MINDPLAY

“The Fault within Ourselves” led by Harold Kudler, MD. In partnership with the Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas, these post-show conversations offer a psychoanalytic reading of our Mainstage productions.

Begins at approximately 4:15pm, Studio 105

Media

Feb 13 2020

A Head Above the Plebes

Jan Chambers gets big with her design and the artisans in our props shop and scene shop tackle it with aplomb!

Feb 15 2020

Bathe Your Hands in Caesar's Blood

Shakespeare's "Julius Ceasar" is a bloody tale of political and social scheming, but how do you make that blood happen on stage? Our props department is glad you asked.

Feb 21 2020

A Shakespearean Catch

Lisa Wolpe is world-renowned for her Shakespearean chops—having played both male and female roles for thirty years. Now she brings her expertise to "Julius Caesar" at PlayMakers!

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