From the producers: Rome’s leader, Julius Caesar, is a force unlike any the city has seen. Magnetic, populist, irreverent, he seems bent on absolute power. A small band of patriots, devoted to the country’s democratic traditions, must decide how to oppose him. Shakespeare’s political masterpiece has never felt more contemporary.
The Public Theater's Artistic Director Oskar Eustis directs "Julius Ceasar," last seen in Central Park 17 years ago. In this production, Caesar is played by Gregg Henry and Corey Stoll will be Marcus Brutus; other cast members include Elizabeth Marvel as Anthony, John Douglas Thompson as Caius Cassius, and Robert Gilbert as Octavius.
Audience Notes:"Julius Caesar" contains the use of violence, nudity, live gunshot sounds, strobe, haze, and fog.
New York's most treasured summer tradition, Free Shakespeare in the Park, celebrates its 53rd season in Central Park's famous Delacorte Theater. Love and madness, laughter and tragedy combine for a uniquely thrilling season of exciting theater and exceptional performances under the stars. Join over 5 million people who have enjoyed The Public Theater's free performances and experience the heights of romance and the depths of duplicity in a setting unlike any other, in the heart of Manhattan.
What is the Public Theater? Founded in 1954 by the legendary showman Joseph Papp, the Public Theater is one of NYC'c preeminent non-profit theaters. Dedicated to the development of new plays and musicals, the theater has spawned many Broadway shows (including "A Chorus Line" and both the original production and recent revival of "Hair" and has 40 Tony Awards to its credit. More here.