the Guthrie Theater presents
by William Shakespeare
directed by Rob Melrose
Featuring a contemporary staging with up-and-coming talent, this engrossing political thriller portrays the life-and-death struggle for power in Rome. Even as the people of Rome celebrate Caesar’s victory over Pompey, he is suspected of becoming too powerful for his own good and friends and enemies conspire to assassinate him. Despite warnings to beware the Ides of March, Caesar goes to the senate and is killed, leaving the future of Rome in question.
A partnership between the Guthrie and The Acting Company, this bold interpretation captures the energy of the current American political landscape, from front-and-center rallies, protests and conventions, to behind-the-scenes deal making and strategizing. Don’t miss this action-packed drama, asking what happens when political convictions create conflict, in the Guthrie’s most intimate space.
Run time: 2 hours 10 minutes including intermission.
| Soothsayer/Cinna the Poet
| Metellus Cimber/Octavius Caesar
|Set Designer||Neil Patel
| Costume Designer
| Lighting Designer
| Sound Designer
|Video Design||Shawn Sagady
|Fight Director||Felix Ivanoff|
| Voice and Speech Consultant
|Text Editing||Rob Melrose and Ian Belknap
|Production Stage Manager||Richard Costabile
| Assistant Stage Manager
|Staff Repertory Director||Adriana Baer
Julius Caesar Play Guide
In Depth: The Classic is also the Present | by Quinton Skinner
Shakespeare at the Guthrie
VIDEO: The Acting Company's classically trained actors featured on NY1
Star Tribune: Theater spotlight: 'Julius Caesar' at the Guthrie
Pioneer Press: We Come to Praise This Contemporary Staging
Star Tribune: Caesar Wears a Business Suit
Minnesota Daily: Et tu, Barack?
Programming in the Dowling Studio is sponsored by Travelers and Digital River.