|The City Theatre Company
|3823 Airport Blvd. Suite D, 78722 512-524-2870 email@example.com
|The City Theatre is the city's theater, a world class performing arts venue established for Austin directors, designers
and performers who have one goal: the continued excellence in stage performances and the desire to bring that quality,
committment, and service to the central Texas theatrical community.
|ABOUT THE SHOW
|The City Theatre Company is thrilled to open its 2015 theatre season with William
Shakespeare’s most riveting drama Julius Caesar playing February 20 - March 15 at
City Theatre. CTC’s Jeff Hinkle, who previously directed Romeo and Juliet, Cat on a Hot
Tin Roof, and the acclaimed A Streetcar Named Desire, leads with a dynamic and
powerful interpretation of this tragic tale of corruption, love, and ambition.
“Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never
taste of death but once.”
William Shakespeare’s timeless political thriller portrays the life and death struggle for
power as honor,envy and patriotism collide. Caesar's political genius, military prowess
and overwhelming appeal, make him the most powerful leader the Republic has ever
known. But his growing ambitions threaten his rivals, and Caesar’s disregard to
prophetic warnings leads to his tragic fall, setting in motion one of the most famous
murder conspiracies in history. With the conflict of war and the loyalty of country,
Shakespeare’s masterpiece is a discourse on ambition and ideals, how the choices of
great men can have grave consequences. The play’s message is not soon forgotten.
“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.”
“In a time when our politics become personal and public figures are traitors and heroes,
Julius Caesar remains a relevant exploration of power, ambition, and the course of
human nature,” mentions director Jeff Hinkle. “Who are our protagonists? And in our
history, the fear always exists in losing our voice, of what lies ahead. In the current
political landscape, this still holds true today and the play draws those parallels.”
The first recorded performance of Julius Caesar was believed to have been done in
1600 and is based on actual events in Roman history. Since then, Caesar’s story has
proven to be lasting and has seen thousands of stage productions, been adapted into
several films, as well as a number of books and television movies, and even the month
of July is named after him. Clearly, his name is one of the most recognizable of all time.
The production features a celebrated company of artists including Bob Jones (Julius
Caesar), Vincent Tomasino (Brutus), Dave Yakubik (Cassius), Clay Avery (Marc
Antony), Jessica Riley (Calphurnia) and Kelsey Smith (Portia). Also featured are Alex
Amery, Levi Gore, Judith Laird, Madi Ziomek, Toni Baum, Austen Simien, Greg Griffin
and Sebastian Garcia. Fight Choreography by Aaron Alexander, with Production Design
by Andy Berkovsky and Costume Design by Heather Bullard.This is a rare opportunity
to see Julius Caesar professionally staged in Austin and with its commitment to making
its productions accessible for everyone, CTC offers its discount ticket program with $10
Thursday seats and $12 student seats for any show. The ticket discount
is available throughout the 2014-15 season.
The City Theatre Company is an Austin-based, not-for-profit arts organization and is
sponsored in part by the Austin Creative Alliance and the Austin Cultural Arts Division.
Founded in 2006, the company has been recognized by the Austin Critics Table
Awards, the B. Iden Payne Awards, the Central Texas Excellence in Theatre Awards,
Austin Live Theatre, and has twice been voted “Best Theatre Company” by Austin
American-Statesman’s Austin 360. CTC is dedicated in providing quality theatrical
experiences and entertainment for Austin artists and its community.
SHOW INFORMATION AT A GLANCE
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
February 20 – March 15. Thursday - Saturday 8:00 pm. Sunday 5:30 pm.
The City Theatre. 3823 Airport Blvd. 78722 – east corner of Airport Blvd. and 38 ½ St.
General Seating $15. Guaranteed Front/2nd Row Reserved $25.
Students $12. Thursday all seats $10. Group discounts are available.
Reservations 512-524-2870 or firstname.lastname@example.org
|William Shakespeare's riveting classic drama
|February 20 - March 15