Get ready to embark on a world of intrigue and betrayal in Shakespeare’s tense political thriller Julius Caesar.
The Etherredge Center will present the next event in its cultural series on January 14 at 7:30 pm: William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. The New York City-based Aquila Theater Company will present the play under artistic director Desiree Sanchez.
The Story: Fresh off a victory on the battlefield, the victorious Caesar returns to Rome as virtual dictator. Brutus, Cassius, and a group of like-minded senators decide they must stop Caesar’s ambitious power grab. The great Caesar must be assassinated. After the Act was implemented, violence erupted and the country plunged into civil war. The conspirators must contend with armies still loyal to the murdered leader, led by Mark Antony and Caesar’s nephew Octavian. The Aquila Theater will breathe new life and passion into this timeless story, with The New Yorker describing their production as “a classic associated with masterful acting and artful staging.”
Aquila Theater Company, founded in London in 1991 by Peter Meineck, produced Aeschylus’ Agamemnon at the Bridge Lane Theater before touring in the US. The company then moved to New York City in 1994 and became a major part of the theater scene with its production of The Iliad at Lincoln Center’s Clarke Studios: The First Book, followed by the long-running off-Broadway comedy Errors. The Comedy of “And Much Ado About Nothing.”
Aquila Theater has established an extensive international touring and educational program to enhance the diverse perspectives of its audience. Aquila has performed at the White House, the US Supreme Court and in many international countries including Greece, Italy and Germany. While touring, they offer regular workshops for students and a theater program dedicated to New York teens from immigrant and refugee families.
Adult tickets to Julius Caesar are $25 to $50, with discounts for seniors and young professionals.Purchase tickets by visiting the Etherredge Center Box Office, calling 803-641-3305, or visiting www.etherredgecenter.universitytickets.com. Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 7:30pm For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org call one of the box office staff.