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Julius Caesar - A Staged Reading

Directed by Tina Packer

Sep 1, 2019
1:30PM - 4:00PM

“Let slip the dogs of war”

Join us for a special staged reading of William Shakespeare’s tragedy Julius Caesar. This monumental political thriller explores the conflicting demands of honor, patriotism, and friendship in the face of political turmoil and blind ambition. Inspired by the true events of the conspiracy against Caesar, the play depicts Rome's spiraling out of control when opposing sides collide, and meet with violence and lies.

Generously sponsored by Deborah and Bill Ryan.

Directed by Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer

Dara Brown: Cinna the Poet
Allyn Burrows: Cassius
MaConnia Chesser: Casca
Nigel Gore: Julius Caesar
Cloteal L. Horne: Portia
Jordan Mann: Octavius Caesar
John Douglas Thompson: Brutus
Finn Wittrock: Mark Antony
Kristin Wold: Calpurnia

Tickets for the Reading: $55-$25

Continue the Evening with an Elegant Dinner with the Artists...
Join Company founder Tina Packer, Artistic Director Allyn Burrows, Obie Award winner John Douglas Thompson, and Finn Wittrock for an intimate dinner following the afternoon reading of Julius Caesar. Dinner guests will join the artists for an evening of cocktails and conversation in the Jane Iredale Lobby in our Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre with an elegant dinner catered by Brian Alberg of Main Street Catering and Events.

Tickets (include premium seating for the Reading): $250

All proceeds from this special event will support Shakespeare & Company's internationally renowned education programs that reach more than 45,000 young people each year with accessible productions and hands-on workshops.

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Shakespeare & Company is a professional live theatre company in the heart of the Berkshires, presenting a vibrant summer performance season featuring the works of Shakespeare in repertory with classic and contemporary plays. The Company offers one of the most extensive actor training programs by a regional theatre in the country, and is also home to an award-winning and nationally recognized theatre-in-education program.