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CAESAR MAXIMUS, 2018

Adapted from William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar
by Nick Medina in collaboration with Ava Roy

WHERE

San Francisco’s Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park provides the stage for CAESAR MAXIMUS, We Players’ new circus and opera infused adaptation of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.

WHAT

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.

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THE CAST & Crew

THE CAST:
Caesar: Libby Oberlin
Antony: Rotimi Agbabiaka
Brutus: Joseph Schommer
Cassius and Carpenter: Hunter Scott MacNair
Casca: Chris Steele
Cinna the Senator and Cobbler: Alan Coyne
Cinna the Poet: Zoltan DiBartolo
Portia: Britt Lauer
Calpurnia and The Beggar: Lauren Hayes
Soothsayer: Emily Stone
Ajax The Juggler: Oscar Velarde

THE MUSICIANS:
Trombone: Greg Stephens
Percussion: Ricky Lomelli
Percussion: Tim DeCillis
Trumpet: Danny Cao
Trumpet: Matthew DePasquale
Trumpet: Aaron Priskorn
Trumpet: Max Miller-Loran

THE CREATIVE TEAM & CREW:
Director/ Producer: Ava Roy
Assistant Director/ Adaptor: Nick Medina
Composer/ Music Director: Charlie Gurke
Costume Designer: Brooke Jennings
Assistant Costume Designer: Kathleen Qiu
Set Designer: Edward T. Morris
Fight Director: Chris Steele
Stage Manager/ Associate Artist: Giselle Boustani-Fontenele
Production Manager: Rosalie Fay Barnes
House Manager: Moira McGovern
Production Crew Manager: Lucas Brown
Production Crew: Lana Richards
Production Crew: Alessandra Bongiardina
Production Intern: Kristen Wolfe 

VOLUNTEERS OF GLORY:
The Incredible Monica Herbert
The Amazing Ruth Tringham

WHEN

August 16 - September 30, 2018

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

TICKETS

$35-80, available at weplayers.org