This production closed on December 7, 2014.
Beware the Ides of March, Caesar. Julius Caesar returns home victorious, securing both unparalleled power and popularity. Fearful for the Republic and driven by their own ambition, several senators conspire to assassinate the Roman dictator in the Capitol. However, their brash move plunges Rome into chaos and threatens the very democracy they swore to uphold.
In the shadow of the nearby Capitol building, Shakespeare’s searing commentary on power, ambition, and democratic responsibility smolders just in time for midterm elections.
Act I: 1 hour, 29 minutes
Act II: 45 minutes
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Tuesday, October 28, 7:30pm
Tickets available one hour prior to the performance; cash only
Brews and Banter
Thursday, November 6, 6:30pm
Join us for a pre-performance discussion with actor Louis Butelli. A beer reception with light fare is included. $15.
Friday, November 7, 8pm
$15 tickets with valid student ID
Wednesday, November 12, 6:30pm
A scholarly, insightful discussion of the play with Folger Director Michael Witmore. Includes light fare reception. $15.
Post-Show Talk with Cast
Thursday, November 20
Following the 7:30pm performance, Free
Friday November 21, 6pm
Free event with poets Joshua Weiner and Hayes Davis prior to the 8pm performance
Sunday, November 30, 2pm
Call the box office at 202.544.7077 for details
Folger Theatre's open-captioned performances are generously sponsored by Vinton and Sigrid Cerf.
Helen and David Kenney and Family
The Millay Family
Neal T. Turtell
Production Media Sponsor:
Maryland Public Television
Nicky and Steve Cymrot
Judy Areen and Richard Cooper
John and Connie McGuire
Howard M. Brown
Stephen and Maygene Daniels
Wendy Frieman and David Johnson
Peter and Mary Jay Michel
Christie and Jeff Weiss
Folger Theatre’s production is part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a national program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.