An enthralling political thriller about the intoxicating effects of power.
By William Shakespeare
Directed by George Mount
Performed at the Cornish Playhouse
September 13, 2017–October 1, 2017
Political Thriller. After the adoring public raises the charismatic Caesar to power, political factions question the leader’s motives and growing influence. Whispers of mutiny rumble through the corridors of power. Brutus and Cassius reach a dire conclusion that will set their country on the edge of collapse.
Power Hungry. Shakespeare dives deep into the intoxicating effects of power. Dynamic characters wrestle with their own ideals. Bloody and brutal decisions are weighed against honor and ambition.
Et tu, Brute? Shakespeare pioneered the way for television shows like House of Cards and Scandal. The action is swift and enthralling. The gripping speeches are a mastery of language and thought. And supernatural omens and ghosts add to the edge-of-your-seat emotional experience.
George Mount (Director), Craig Wollam (scenic design), Doris Black (costume design), Roberta Russell (lighting design), Erik Siegling and Robertson Witmer (sound design), MJ Sieber (video and projections design), Peter Dylan O’Connor (fight choreographer).
Allan Armstrong (Trebonius/Rioter), Annie Yim (Marullus/Cinna/Rioter), Arlando Smith (Decius/Rioter), Bradford Farwell (Cassius), Brian Simmons (Metellus/Rioter), Bridget McKevitt (Cicero/Antony Servant/Citizen), Chantal DeGroat (Casca), David Rock (Lepidus/Popilius/Octavius Servant), Dylan Zucati (Lucius/Citizen), Jaime Riggs (Flavius/Artimedorus/Cinna the Poet), Lorenzo Roberts (Marc Antony), Macall Gordon (Calpurnia/Pindarus), Peter Crook (Julius Caesar), Reginald Andre Jackson (Brutus), Sunam Ellis (Portia/Citizen), Tyler Trerise (Soothsayer/Octavius).
Please Note: In this production there will be use of strobe lights, theatrical fog, stage blood, and explosions.