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Due to a scheduling conflict, the special performances by The Acting Company have been moved to the Lied Center.
Wednesday, February 15
Thursday, February 16
Adults - $22
Children - $10
Senior Citizens - $21
KU Faculty/Staff - $21
KU Students - $15 ($10 if purchased in advance)
Special Performances by The Acting Company
by William Shakespeare
Tackling essential questions about the balance of ambition, personal loyalty, and love of country, Shakespeare’s timeless political masterpiece has never been more relevant. Through the story of Julius Caesar, a rising political star torn down by his most trusted allies, audiences witness the art of persuasion, the ugliness of backroom politics, and the historical patterns we can’t stop repeating.
Directed by Devin Brain
by Marcus Gardley
The assassination of Malcolm X—both the story we think we know and illuminating details that have seldom been shared—is brought to vivid, lyrical life in award-winning writer Marcus Gardley’s new play. Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar provides a framework for Gardley to deepen our understanding of one of America’s most complex, compelling historical figures and explore the tumultuous landscape of ideology and activism in the 1960s.
Directed by Ian Belknap
The Acting Company’s production is part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a national program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
Infrared hearing-assistive headsets are available for the performances of Julius Caesar and X.
Marcus Gardley (Playwright) and Ian Belknap (Artistic Director of The Acting Company) speak about newly commissioned play X based on the life and assassination of Malcolm X, as it compares to William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar: