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The Assassination of J. Kaisaar will return for a second run at Theater for the New City.

It is a reimagined version of Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra set in a dystopian future but with American lingo — like Tony Soprano meets Mad Max. The theme is that political assassination can have many unintended consequences: The conspirators Brutus and Cassius thought they were saving the free men (and women) of the Republic, but instead put the nails into its coffin because the assassination brought Octavius to the fore, who would go on to become the first Roman Emperor (Augustus). So the days of the Republic with free men (and women) deciding their own fates had ended with Caesar's murder, with the situation being analogous to the take over by the corporatist state.

Show Details

  • Running Time:2hr (1 intermission)
  • Dates:First Preview:
    Opening Night:
    Final Performance:
  • Ticket Office:2122541109