CAESAR MAXIMUS at The Music Concourse, 2018
A BRAND NEW WORK AND WORLD PREMIERE
WE PLAYERS PRESENTS CAESAR MAXIMUS AT THE MusIC CONCOURSE IN FALL 2018.
San Francisco’s Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park provides the stage for We Players’ brand new adaptation of Julius Caesar, CAESAR MAXIMUS. Influenced by the Gilded Age, we explore a Roman Republic corrupted by machine politics and old money. Incorporating the nineteenth century popular entertainments of Opera and Circus, this multi-disciplinary, site-integrated production explores power, grief, and popular action. Inspired by the bloody history of civil unrest, the piece leans into the blind fury of a righteously angry mob and opens up Shakespeare’s greatest political parable for our own tumultuous time.
PREVIEWS: August 16 - 19
PERFORMANCES: August 23 - September 30
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Please join us on July 19 for a special discussion!
Julius Caesar’s ambition, writing, generalship and brutal death on the Roman Senate floor continue to fascinate us more than 2,000 years later. Our panel will discuss both why Caesar continues to hold our attention, and the related world premiere of CAESAR MAXIMUS, which will be staged by We Players at The Music Concourse this fall.
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Thursdays: August 16, 23, 30, September 6, 13, 20, 27
Fridays: August 17, 24, 31, September 7, 21, 28
Saturdays: August 18, 25, September 1, 8, 29
Sundays: August 19, 26, September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Special Labor Day performance): Monday, September 3
Note: No performances on Friday September 14, Saturday September 15, or Saturday September 22
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Caesar: Libby Oberlin
Antony: Rotimi Agbabiaka
Brutus: Joseph Schommer
Cassius: J.J. Van Name
Casca: Chris Steele
Portia: Britt Lauer
Calpurnia: Lauren Hayes
Roman Woman: Emily Stone
Carpenter/ Publius/ Soldier: Alan Coyne
Cinna the Senator/ Soldier: Hunter McNair
Cinna the (singing) Poet: Zoltan DiBartolo
Circus Performers: TBA