Earl Hindman, perhaps best known for playing the Tim Allen's mysterious neighbor Wilson on "Home Improvement," is back in a Shakespearean vein, taking the title role in Theatre for a New Audience's upcoming Julius Caesar (last season, he played one of the cowboys in TFANA's well-received Cymbeline).
The classic tragedy plays Jan. 14-March 12 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre with an opening Jan. 19. Karin Coonrod (King John, Everything that Rises Much Converge) directs.
Julius Caesar, the second entry in TFANA's season of betrayal, recreates Rome as the traditional democracy alters into a dictatorship under the leadership of Julius Caesar. Members of the Senate contemplate assassination as the only way out of their situation, but are they patriots or are they traitors?
Graham Winton is Mark Antony with Ray Escamilla as Octavius Caesar, Thomas M. Hammond (The General From America) as Brutus and Daniel Oreskes (Electra) as Cassius. Also in the cast are Justin Campbell, Simeon Moore, Michael Rogers, David Don Miller, Matt Saldivar, Katherine Borowitz (Portia), Hope Chernov (Calpurnia), Curzon Dobell, Andy Hoey, Nicholas Mongiardo-Copper and Jacob Garrett White.
The General From America plays the Lortel, located at 121 Christopher Street. Tickets are $55, or $10 anytime for those 25 and under (inquire at box office only). For ticket information, call Tele-charge at (212) 239-6200. There will be free symposia following the matinees on Feb. 1 and 8. Theatre for a New Audience is on the web at < A HREF=http://www.tfana.org>http://www.tfana.org. — By Christine Ehren