Julius Caesar

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.


(March 13, 5:00pm): Performances between March 11-22 are cancelled due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Run Time

Approximately 2 hours, plus one, 15-minute intermission.


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.

“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

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.