“When beggars die, there are no comets seen;
the heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes.”
After receiving praise from audiences and critics alike for their smash hit productions of Much Ado about Nothing and Romeo & Juliet in 2014, What Dreams May Co in partnership with Queens Shakespeare Inc. sets 2015 ablaze with controversial, brutal, modern re-imaginings of two of the classical theatre’s most horrifying yet soul searching works. Join us as we shine the looking glass on men worshiped as gods, vengeful gods walking amongst men, and the destructive might of men turned mob. First up…Julius Caesar.
Director Chris Rivera (Director of 2014’s critically acclaimed Romeo & Juliet) brings audiences to an apocalyptic Rome. The last glimmer of civilization surrounded by a world in ruin. A city where citizens starve and senators serve as assassins. Where tyrants rule with an iron fist, and are repaid by the grace of a friendly knife. Watch as honorable men become the very thing they set out to stop, while a few carefully chosen words let slip the dogs of war.
Shakespeare for a Cause: Every Saturday after the performance a special benefit variety show hosted by Louie Pearlman & Matthew Pohlman will be presented at 10:00PM. Admission is by donation with all proceeds to benefit The Trevor Project
Featuring: John Bateman, Francesca Calo, Erin Capistrano, V. Orion Delwaterman, Jonathan Emerson, Laura Hill, Dorbens Ricardo Lemma, Alexander Katz, Serena Miller, Joe Nowacki, Clinton Powell, Lizzie Roberts, Christina Sheehan, Joey Suarez, Maire Vigliotta, Maggie Zamora,
About the Company: What Dreams May Co
What Dreams May Co. is dedicated to making the classics accessible to all. Simple, minimalistic productions leave the focus on the language and characters, challenging the actors in the company to reach new levels and expand their knowledge of the classics. Passionate performances delve to the heart of the text, bringing the story to life in a way that connects with and immerses modern audiences. After all, "What dreams may come, when we have shuffled off this mortal coil, must give us pause." With our productions, we hope every person has a chance to experience that moment to pause, be touched by the beauty of the language, and carry that experience with them into the world.
Performances of Julius Caesar are
July 17th – August 2nd(Fri and Sat at 7PM/Matinees Sat and Sun at 3PM)
Theater: John DeSotelle Studio
Address: 300 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006