Julius Caesar 07/08–08/12Buy Tickets
JACKSON/CANTON—The Michigan Shakespeare Festival will open July 6 at the Baughman Theatre in Jackson and re-open July 28 at the Village Theatre of Canton. This year’s productions include The Taming of the Shrew and Julius Caesar, as well as Chekhov’s The Seagull.
Julius Caesar will start on July 8 and run through August 12.
44 BCE, Julius Caesar – conqueror, statesman, lover, politician – has been named Dictator for Life by the Roman Senate. Fearing Caesar’s rise will doom the Republic, a conspiracy forms to kill the great man. Brutus, protégé and friend to the great man, is torn between his affection for Caesar and his devotion to the ideals of Rome. Convinced by his brother-in-law Cassius, Brutus joins the conspiracy, setting into motion the events that lead to the birth of the Roman Empire. A play with neverending modern parallels – (“How many Ages hence shall this our lofty scene be acted over in states unborne, and accents yet unknown?”) – Julius Caesar, is a political thriller with ultimate stakes. This production is directed by MSF’s artistic director Janice L Blixt.