Acting Company and Guthrie Theater's Production of Julius Caesar Begins NYC Run April 9

By Andrew Gans
April 9, 2012

The Acting Company and the Guthrie Theater's national touring production of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar begins its limited two-week run at the Baruch Performing Arts Center April 9.



Rob Melrose, artistic director of San Francisco's Cutting Ball Theater, directs the engagement, which continues through April 22.

The cast features Earnest Bentley, Kaliswa Brewster, Caleb Carlson, Ray Chapman, Bjorn DuPaty, Zack Fine, Whitney Hudson, Joseph Midyett, Kevin Orton, Noah Putterman, Sid Solomon, William Sturdivant and Kathleen Wise.

"Julius Caesar is a stirring parallel to today's politics; a classic story of pride and envy, arrogance and honor, opportunity and tragic strategic errors," said director Melrose in a statement. "Written in one of his most productive times of Shakespeare's life, Julius Caesar blends the historic events of the reign of this iconic roman emperor with tragic elements and compelling language."

Michael Sexton, artistic director of The Shakespeare Society, will host a talkback following the April 17 performance.

Read about the Broadway productions of Julius Caesar at the Playbill Vault.

Baruch Performing Arts Center is located at East 25th Street between Third and Lexington Avenues. For tickets call (866) 811-4111.

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Founded by John Houseman and Margot Harley in 1972, The Acting Company has toured 137 productions to 49 states and 10 foreign countries earning a 2003 Tony for Excellence in Theater, Obies, Audelcos and Los Angeles Critics Circle Awards.

The Guthrie Theater, founded by Sir Tyrone Guthrie in 1963, is one of America's leading regional theaters and is widely recognized as an American center for theatre performance, production and professional training.