Buy Tickets From the 2019-2020 Season: Julius Caesar Playing October 05, 2019 to October 27, 2019

$15 General Admission Preview Thursday October 3, 2019
$20 General Admission Preview Friday October 4, 2019

Performance on Sunday October 27 is at 2:30pm only
Lunch menu available at 1:15pm
Front doors open at 12:45pm

Marcus Hopkins-Turner as Julius Caesar (photo by Daniel Parvis)

The Ides of March are come. The Tavern stage becomes ancient Rome in order to tell this unforgettable story of political intrigue, ambition, betrayal, conspiracy and murder. Was Caesar a god, a tyrant or just a man? Can murder ever be honorable? Full of some of the most famous speeches and poetry in the English language, lend us your ears. Experience Julius Caesar.

Audience Advisory: The death scene of Julius Caesar is graphic and may be disturbing to some audience members.

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Here is the specific breakdown of adult elements in the production to help you make the decision for your family or classroom. (Spoiler alert!)

Supernatural Elements Advisory: The Soothsayer, Portia and Artemidorus have some supernatural qualities (more along the lines of seers/ fortune tellers than witches) and the Ghosts of Julius Caesar and Portia appear towards the end of the production.

Adult Content Advisory: None

Violence Advisory: Multiple battle sequences where named characters kill and are killed onstage, a mass stabbing assassination, one assisted suicide, two onstage suicides and the report of an offstage suicide. Battle sequences and murders feature stage blood effects.

Language Advisory:Hell, Harlot and Damn’d.

Join the cast and crew members for a lively Q&A session on Q&A on Sunday October 13, 2019

Beginning July 2019, our student ticket prices are as follows:
$15 General Admission Tickets on Thursdays
$20 in all sections on Fridays and Sundays
(No student discounts on Saturdays)

Read the Plot Synopsis

Julius Caesar Synopsis

A powerful faction fears the growing strength of Julius Caesar in republican Rome. As he walks to the festival games, a soothsayer warns him of the Ides of March. On a stormy night, Cassius and Casca visit Marcus Brutus, who must be won to the rebel party. He receives them and other conspirators in his garden, and Caesar’s murder is planned for the next morning. Portia, wife of Brutus, observes his unrest.

Caesar’s wife, Calpurnia, seeks to prevent her husband from going to the Capitol, but he does so, and upon the Ides of March is stabbed to death. Brutus, in the Forum, tells the mob his reasons; then Mark Antony, permitted to speak as Caesar’s friend, rouses the people of Rome in a speech of searching and calculated irony and passion. Antony, Caesar’s great-nephew Octavius and the feeble Lepidus form a triumvirate against the conspirators. Brutus and the firebrand Cassius quarrel in their camp at Sardis; the quarrel is resolved, and Cassius learns that Portia, wife of Brutus, has committed suicide in Rome. The meeting of the armies will be at Philippi; the ghost of Caesar appears to Brutus, saying that he also will be there.

Cassius, believing the final battle to be lost, orders his servants to stab him; Brutus falls on his own sword; and Antony speaks the epitaph over his foe:
This was the noblest Roman of them all.
All the conspirators save only he
Did that they did in envy of great Caesar.

-The Pocket Companion to Shakespeare’s Plays by J C Trewin

Director's Notes

Directed by Mary Ruth Ralston

Show Information


Act One: 70 minutes
15 minute intermission
Act Two: 60 min
Show will end around 10pm / 9pm Sundays

Show Roles

Performances October 5-27, 2019

Dramatis Personae

Julius Caesar - Marcus Hopkins-Turner*
Calphurnia, his wife - Olivia Dawson*
Marcus Brutus, opposed to Caesar - J.L. Reed
Portia, his wife - Amanda Lindsey
Caius Cassius, a conspirator - Kenneth Wigley
Trebonius, a conspirator - Adam King
Decius Brutus, a conspirator - O’Neil Delapenha
Metellus Cymber, a conspirator - Dani Herd
Cinna, a conspirator - Joshua Goodridge
Caius Ligarius, a conspirator - Tamia Fair
Casca, a conspirator - Amy L. Levin
Mark Antony - Daniel Parvis
Octavius Caesar - Joshua Goodridge
Lepidus - Adam King
Messala - Dani Herd
Claudio - Brieanna Haberling
Varrus - Jake West
Lucius (boy)- Kevin Qian
Strato - Marcus Hopkins-Turner*
Dardanius - Kevin Qian
Flavius, Tribunes to the people - Patty de la Garza
Murellus, Tribune to the people - Rivka Levin*
Cicero a Senator - Jake West
Young Cato- Patty de la Garza
Popillius Lena, a Senator - Patty de la Garza
Soothsayer - Kati Grace Brown
Artimedorus- Rivka Levin*
Cinna the Poet - Jake West
Antony’s Servant - Kevin Qian
Caesar’s Servant - Jake West
Octavius’ Servant - Kati Grace Brown
Commoners - Dani Herd
Officers and Soldiers - Amy L. Levin, Rivka Levin*, Tamia Fair, Adam King, Amanda Lindsey
Plebeians - Tamia Fair, Brieanna Haberling, Dani Herd, Kati Grace Brown, Patty de la Garza, Rivka Levin*, Joshua Goodridge, Adam King, Amy L. Levin, Kevin Qian
Carpenter - O’Neil Delapenha
Titinius- O’Neil Delapenha
Pindarus- Kati Grace Brown
Clitus - Amanda Lindsey
Lucillius - Olivia Dawson*
Publius - Brieanna Haberling
Voluminus - Adam King
Cobbler - Amanda Lindsey
Poet - Rivka Levin*

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

Show Times
In general, shows at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse begin at 7:30pm, except on Sundays, when they begin at 6:30pm.

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Note for all plays: The performers of The Atlanta Shakespeare Company are specially trained to make Shakespeare’s text and intention clear, no matter the plot or the subject matter. They know precisely how to get to the emotional core of each line, each moment, each scene. We promise you will understand everything! Leave the heavy lifting to us!

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