Grades: High School – Collegiate
After its evocative production of Macbeth last spring, New York’s Aquila Theatre returns to Purdue to breathe new life into The Bard once again with its take on Julius Caesar. A classic tale of the machinations of power in political institutions, William Shakespeare’s beautiful language combined with Aquila artistic director Desiree Sanchez’s striking imagery is a must-see for classical theatre fans.
The story picks up with a victorious Caesar returning from battle, but senators Cassius, Brutus, and dozens of others are conflicted about how much authority one man should hold. See the drama and turmoil that led to the most famous backstabbing in ancient history.
This is an abridged, one-hour walk through performance.