|March 19 - April 20, 2014|
"I love the name of honor more than I fear death."
When men feel they can no longer trust their leader, where is the line between patriotism and personal ambition? Caesar, the most popular general in Rome, is assassinated, leaving two men – the honourable Brutus and the ambitious Cassius – to divide the spoils. But they've acted without Mark Antony, Caesar's devoted follower and determined successor, and soon the world they have fought to preserve is brought to the brink of anarchy. Julius Caesar is a dazzling masterpiece of betrayal, violence, and perhaps most surprisingly — love.
Runtime: 2 hours with a 15 minute intermission
“....these actors can — and do — keep the audience involved....Pritchett strikes a commanding presence...His Mark Antony is palpably grieving the death of Caesar, while his anger expressively simmers right under the surface. Pritchett's voice is sweet as honey — but the audience feels the sting — as he riles the citizens of Rome by repeatedly describing Caesar's assassins as "honorable men"....Brutus's struggle with his conscience — should he betray a friend for a higher purpose? — is still the heart of the story….that struggle remains powerfully reflected both in Bernardo's tormented face and the cracking of his weary voice.” - Matt Palm, Orlando Sentinel
Starting 30 minutes before each performance of Julius Caesar, an Orlando Shakes actor leads the audience through a discussion of the plot, themes, and major characters in the production.
Opening Night Party
You're invited to mingle with members of the creative team and enjoy appetizers by Crave America in the lobby of the Lowndes Shakespeare Center prior to our Opening Night performance. The party begins at 6:30PM and is free to all ticket holders. No RSVP necessary.
Julius Caesar is a political drama that turns on the assassination of a public figure. The stabbing of Caesar is depicted on stage, and there are subsequent scenes of combat and suicide. The play is best suited for ages 13 and up.
We offer student matinees. Call the Box Office at (407) 447-1700 to learn more.
Video 1: Teaser Trailer
Video 2: Sneak Peek