News Announcement: Julius Caesar

Photos by Dahlia Katz.

Groundling Theatre/Crow’s Theatre’s Julius Caesar has been extended.

An urgently contemporary spin on a classic story of violence, power, and corruption, Groundling Theatre Company and Crow’s Theatre bring together a dynamite team for this production of Julius Caesar. In the most powerful state on earth, a group of educated elites conspire against their leader, alarmed at their leader’s populist, authoritarian reforms. After the assassination, a civil war ensues. Revolutionaries, politicians, and even ghosts struggle with what they’ve done as well as what’s now in store for the future of their republic.

Directed by Chris Abraham with assistant director Rouvan Silogix, set and lighting design by Lorenzo Savoini, Laura Delchiaro as head of wardrobe, Lisa Nighswander as head of props, sound design by Thomas Ryder Payne, costume design by Ming Wong, and with stage manager Melissa Rood. This production will have long-time collaborator Zack Russell as co-adapter and writer of the text.

The Cast:

  • Graham Abbey (Coriolanus, Robert Lepage)
  • Sarah Afful (Macbeth, Stratford)
  • Walter Borden (Lillies, Buddies in Bad Times)
  • Ryan Cunningham (King Lear, NAC)
  • Michelle Giroux (Othello, Stratford)
  • Dion Johnstone (King Lear, Broadway)
  • Jani Lauzon (Almighty Voice and His Wife, Soulpepper)
  • Diego Matamoros (August: Osage County, Soulpepper)
  • Jim Mezon (King Lear, Groundling Theatre)
  • Moya O’Connell (Coriolanus, Bard on the Beach)
  • André Sills (Coriolanus, Stratford)

This production is presented by Groundling Theatre Company in association with Crow’s Theatre. Julius Caesar starts on January 7 with opening night on January 10. It has been extended to February 2, 2020, at Streetcar Crowsnest in the Guloien Theatre. For more information click here.

The cast of Julius Caesar answer the following question:

Why is Julius Caesar so relevant to you/in today’s world?

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Mariam is Associate Editor at Intermission. Mariam earned her Honours BA in English literature from York University and recently completed a Graduate Certificate program from Centennial College in Book and Magazine Publishing. When she's not busy reading books and plays, she takes pictures of books for her "Bookstagram", watches as many movies and shows as she can, and is a self-proclaimed Chocoholic.