Set in a women’s prison, Great Performances Julius Caesar offers a powerful dramatization of the catastrophic consequences of a political leader’s extension of power beyond constitutional confines through an all-female lens. The all-female cast portray both male and female roles within the play. Brutus wrestles with his moral conscience over the assassination of Julius Caesar, and Mark Antony manipulates the crowd with subtle and incendiary rhetoric to create frenzied mob violence.
In this acclaimed Donmar Warehouse production directed Phyllida Lloyd, Shakespeare’s famous discourse on power, loyalty and tragic idealism is heightened against the backdrop of female incarceration.
SDPB1: Friday, March 29, 8pm (7 MT)