Opened May 24, 2014
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
An American Coup D'Etat.
Our American republic has weathered political strife, assassinations, even a civil war.
But what if the conspiracy comes from the top?
It happened in Rome on March 15th 44 BCE, and the most powerful country on earth, a republic that had endured for more than four hundred years, slipped into the waiting arms of empire.
Are we really so different? Could it happen here? What better way to grapple with these questions than through the lens of the most notorious political killing in history and through the words of the greatest writer in history?
We've taken Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra to the chop shop, stripped them down, and rebuilt them from the ground up as a modern American political thriller, tossing in a few spare parts from Coriolanus and Titus Andronicus along the way.
It's his language. It's our story.