“A powerhouse of a production... This is one of the most brilliantly staged productions of a Shakespeare play I've every seen. ” - Siskiyou Daily News
By WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Directed by SHANA COOPER
MARCH 17 – APRIL 28, 2019
Too much power in one man’s hands.
Julius Caesar is a marked man. Adoring commoners celebrate his battlefield victories, but those higher up the Roman political ladder worry that his ambition has grown too large. On a stormy night full of alarming sights and ominous portents, Cassius persuades Caesar’s friend Brutus to help him with a momentous task: assassinate Caesar for the good of the Republic. But death doesn’t stop Caesar, whose spirit haunts the destinies of his friends and enemies, threatening the republican ideal for which they murdered him. Shakespeare’s political thriller explores powerbrokers’ strategies-honorable and not-and their unexpected, violent consequences.
The production of Julius Caesar is supported by endowment funds provided by The Howard Gilman Foundation Fund for Classic Drama.
Pictured Above: Amy Kim Waschke, Stephen Michael Spencer, and Benjamin Bonenfant in Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s 2017 production of Julius Caesar directed by Shana Cooper, photo by Jenny Graham.