NTL takes a stab at Caesar

Steven Martz, Staff writer

A new take on the Shakespeare classic will be hitting the British theatre.
The Mercyhurst Institute for Arts and Culture is showing an encore version of the adapted classic “Julius Caesar” in the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center.
The showing will be April 8.
The show will be begin promptly at 12:55 p.m., with doors opening at 12:30 p.m.
The play has an approximate run time of 2 hours and 15 minutes with no intermission.
“Julius Caesar” was written by William Shakespeare.
This Shakespearean classic takes on a new direction by director Nicholas Hytner.
The play will be streamed from The Bridge Theatre in London.
The play is set in Rome around the time of Julius Caesar’s assassination, which occurred in March in the year 44 B.C.
The play starts with Caesar returning from defeating forces from his rival Pompey.
The citizens of Rome start to enter the street to celebrate his victory.
While most people are celebrating, part of the social elite is planning to take Caesar down.
We all know how the story goes from here.
He is assassinated by his friends and peers, which leads to civil war in the capital.
The cast is Ben Whishaw as Brutus, Michelle Fairley as Cassius, David Calder as Caesar and David Morrissey as Mark Antony.
Those planning to attend should note that the performance will contain some strobe lighting.
As always, tickets are free for Mercyhurst students, $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and students of other institutions and $10 for youth.