Julius Caesar, writtenby William Shakespeare and directed by assistant professor in the Caine College of the Arts, Michael Shipley, opens at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19, in the Morgan Theatre at the Chase Fine Arts Center on Utah State University’s campus. The show runs nightly at 7:30 p.m. through Saturday, Oct. 23, with an additional matinee on Oct. 23 at 2 p.m.
Marked man Julius Caesar is celebrated by the commoners of Rome for his battlefield victories, but Caius Cassius, Marcus Brutus and others higher on the political ladder worry he may hold too much power. On a dark and ominous night, they hatch a plot to assassinate Caesar for the good of the republic. His close friend, Mark Antony, is spared and is able to turn the mob of mourners at Caesar’s funeral against the assassins. Shakespeare’s most popular political thriller has too many twists and turns to miss!
Immediately following the show’s opening night on October 19 is a reception in the Impact Commons in the Chase Fine Arts Center. Join the cast and crew for free refreshments and a celebration of the show. After the October 22 performance, there will be a talkback following the show in the Morgan Theatre with the cast and director.
Tickets for Julius Caesar are $15 adults, $10 seniors/youth, $8 USU faculty/staff and free for USU students with ID and CCA faculty/staff. For more information or tickets, contact the CCA Box Office in room L101 of the Chase Fine Arts Center on USU’s campus, call 435-797-8022, or go online to cca.usu.edu.