Julius Caesar, a Review by Mary Aalgaard | BrainerdDispatch.com | Brainerd, Minnesota

Julius Caesar, a Review by Mary Aalgaard

"Julius Caesar", performed by The Acting Company, is a unique theatrical experience. You can catch a performance at CLC this Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 7:30. I attended a performance at the Guthrie with my 14-year-old son and young adult niece. We all enjoyed it. We all understood what was happening, and we agreed, it was a fascinating performance. The use of screens as a backdrop give us visual cues as to what is happening. From the moment we enter the theater, we see numerous tv screens with various news reporters. The screens change throughout the performance. We also see the backdrop of Washington, DC, and graffiti of inner-cities. Also, the music has an urban beat and the characters are dressed in dark clothes and business suits. I would recommend this performance to anyone age 14 and up. It is not your high school Shakespeare experience. This is what Shakespeare intended when he released his plays to the world, to make them relevant and real, and told in a way that a modern audience could connect with the story. The Acting Company does a fine job of bringing this classic story to life.
See more at the website for The Acting Company, http://theactingcompany.org/ or my writing blog www.maryaalgaard.blogspot.com, click on the page for The Guthrie Theater Reviews.
For ticket information, go to www.clctickets.com, or call 855-8199.

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