He thinks too much: such men are dangerous. (Caesar, Act I, Sc. 2)
A charismatic war hero on the brink of kingship, Caesar is celebrated by the people of Rome – but mistrusted by some of his closest friends, who fear his popularity will throw the country into chaos. Plots are hatched and factions emerge, and in the end, 23 daggers and the fall of a few guilty players lead The People to violent justice.
Presented by the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, this production is part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. If weather permits, the performance will be held outdoors on the River Birch Performance Patio; please bring a lawn chair, blanket or towel to sit on.
This performance is made possible by a generous gift to the AWPL Foundation by Glenn P. and Susan D. Dickes.