Julius Caesar

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Robert Richmond
October 28 – December 07, 2014
Folger Theatre

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.

Running Time:
Act I: 1 hour, 29 minutes
Act II: 45 minutes

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Special Performances:

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. 

College Night
Friday, November 7, 8pm
$15 tickets with valid student ID

Pre-Show Talk
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

Poets Respond
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.


Season Sponsors:
Helen and David Kenney and Family
The Millay Family
Neal T. Turtell

Production Media Sponsor:
Maryland Public Television

Production Sponsor:
Nicky and Steve Cymrot

Contributing Sponsors:
Judy Areen and Richard Cooper
John and Connie McGuire

Associate Sponsors:
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.

Who's Who

Octavius Caesar
Lepidus/Trebonius/Cinna the Poet
Mark Antony
Julius Caesar
Scenic Design
Lighting Design
Costume Design
Music Composition and Sound Design
Fight Director
New York Casting
Production Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager