Saturday, June 29, 2013

Thanks To Smith Street Stage, Shakespeare's 'Caesar' Comes Alive In Carroll Park

'Julius Caesar' In Carroll Park
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'Julius Caesar' In Carroll Park
'Julius Caesar' In Carroll Park
'Julius Caesar' In Carroll Park
'Julius Caesar' In Carroll Park
'Julius Caesar' In Carroll Park
'Julius Caesar' In Carroll Park
Sarah Dacey Charles as Julius Caesar
'Julius Caesar' In Carroll Park
Joby Earle as Brutus
'Julius Caesar' In Carroll Park
Mary Cavett as Trebonius
'Julius Caesar' In Carroll Park
Pete McElligott as Marc Anthony with Sarah Dacey Charles as Caesar
'Julius Caesar' In Carroll Park
James David Larson as Cassius with Joby Earle as Brutus
'Julius Caesar' In Carroll Park
Brutus with Portia, played by Victoria Haynes
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The fateful deed.
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Pete McElligott as Marc Anthony with Sarah Dacey Charles as Caesar
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For the next two weeks, Carroll Park will become a giant outdoor theatre as Smith Street Stage, a wonderful Brooklyn-based theatre company, performs Shakespeare's drama "Julius Caesar".

The production premiered in Carroll Park this past Friday night and though it rained sporadically all through the evening, it was a flawless performance. The audience, young and old was transfixed as the professional actors brought to life the story of the conspiracy against Roman dictator Julius Caesar, his assassination and the subsequent defeat of the conspirators at the Battle of Philippi.

The play is masterfully directed by Jonathan Hopkins and Jessica Weiss, who make use of every part of the park. Sarah Dacey Charles puts a convincing present day face on Caesar. Joby Earle perfectly portrays Brutus' inner struggle as he chooses between loyalty to Caesar or to the Roman Republic. Pete McElligott is brilliant as Mark Anthony.

"Julius Caesar" will be performed in Carroll Park for free through July 14th. Performances start at 7 PM. Bring your own chairs..and the kids.
Don't miss this.  This community is truly lucky to have its own theatre group.

Get all the information about the play on Smith Street Stage's web site here.   Join their Facebook page here.



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