And to the Republic

WorkShop Theater Company - Main Stage Theater
312 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018
Click for map and directions
No reviews yet. Be the first to write one!WRITE A REVIEW

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.

Visit the And to the Republic website:

http://www.guerrillashakespeare.org/ATTR.html

NEWS

Firsthand: Guerrilla Shakespeare Project Artistic Director Jordan Reeves on Adapting the Bard in And to the Republic - May 28, 2014

Read more related articles