Julius Caesar: A Production of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (Live Perforce of Julius Caesar)
- Sat Apr 13
Midnite weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnite)!
Run Time: 90 min.
For students inundated daily with news of political unrest around the globe, the shifting power dynamics in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar may not be unfamiliar territory. A charismatic war hero on the brink of kingship, Caesar is celebrated by the people of Rome – but mistrusted by some of his closest friends who fear his popularity will throw the country into chaos. Plots are hatched and factions emerge, and in the end, 23 daggers and the fall of a few guilty players lead the people to violent justice. In the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s immersive, 90-minute production, this anachronistic tale of betrayal comes to life, constructing a post-apocalyptic world of power and consequence.
Directed by Illana Stein. Followed by a talk-back with the actors. Recommended for grades 6+.
Featuring Zoe Goslin (Antony), Starr Kirkland (Portia/Casca), Susana Montoya Quinchia (Calpurnia), Christopher Robert Ellis (Brutus), Amanda Thickpenny (Cassius) and Jovani Zambrano (Caesar). Additional crew includes Diggle (Set Designer), Anthony Paul-Cavaretta (Costume Designer), Alexis Black (Movement and Fight Director), Titus Tompkins (Composer/Sound Designer), and Christopher Denver (Stage Manager).
This production is part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
This program was sponsored in part by a generous grant from the M&T Bank Foundation.