For Immediate Release
Contact: Adam Zahler
Assistant Professor of Theatre
Department of Visual and Performing Arts
October 28, 2010
(Worcester, Mass.) – After 400 years, Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar remains remarkably modern: nobody is safe from manipulation, greed and political spin. Victory consumes a possible leader, conspirators rally for overthrow, bonds are broken, lies abound, and nobody’s true motives are trusted.
Worcester State University Theatre and the Department of Visual and Performing Arts will present Julius Caesar Thursday through Saturday, November 18, 19 and 20 at 8 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 21 at the Fuller Theater, located on the second floor of the Helen G. Shaughnessy Administration building of WSU, 486 Chandler Street, Worcester. Tickets are $7 for students, $10 for seniors, and $14 general admission, and are available at the Theater Box Office, the Student Center information desk, or at the door.
This gripping and powerful classic will be brought to the current day using a contemporary setting, costumes and theme. Julius Caesar, Marc Antony and Brutus all have their turn at divisive deception and greed; themes that Shakespeare understood well. The production’s devoted and committed cast of thirteen has been diligently working toward a final performance product that will be both contemporary and thrilling.
Weekly stage combat and fight sequence rehearsals led by fight choreographer Angie Jepson, keep the students on their toes, avoiding daggers and knives at every turn.
Julius Caesar is directed by Assistant Professor of Theatre Adam Zahler, with scenic and lighting design by Assistant Professor of Theatre John Howell Hood, costume design by Adjunct Professor of Theatre Susan Johnson-Hood, and fight choreography by Jepson.
For more information about Julius Caesar, or to reserve tickets, call the Worcester State University Theatre info line at 508-929-8843. For directions to WSU and for a college map, visit www.worcester.edu/Directions.