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
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.
Approximately 2 1/2 hours, including one, 15-minute intermission. (Subject to change.)
TICKETS AND SHOWTIMES
7:30p P, V
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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!
7:00pm, Durham County Library–Stanford L. Warren Branch
6:00pm, Studio 101
6:30pm, Studio 105
Begins at approximately 4:15p
Begins at approximately 9:45p, Studio 105
Begins at approximately 4:15pm, Studio 105