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Current Season

 Jul Caesar 2016  


By William Shakespeare

Directed by Jack Young

September 30, 2016, 8 PM

October 1, 2016, 8 PM

October 2, 2016, 3 PM

October 6-8, 8 PM

Rice University is proud to present “Julius Caesar.”  What better time than an election season to bring William Shakespeare’s timeless play about politics, mobs, and demagoguery to the stage. Beginning with Caesar’s return to Rome in triumph after the war, there is already discontent among some who would say that Caesar desires to be king and ending with a new regime, we are confronted with characters who wrestle with what ambition is and how power is used.

Director Jack Young, Head of Professional Actor Training Program, Associate Professor of Acting and Movement, is also the Artistic Director of the Houston Shakespeare Festival. His most recent directing was the acclaimed production of “Much Ado About Nothing,” this past summer for the Houston Shakespeare Festival at Miller Outdoor Theatre.  Young was nominated for Best Director for his production of “Julius Caesar,” at the Titan Theatre Company in New York City this past spring.  He has been an actor, director or fight director for ten different Shakespeare festivals across the country.

Performances are September 30th, October 1st at 8:00pm, October 2nd at 3:00pm, and October 6th through the 8th at 8:00pm. Tickets: Students $5, Rice Alumni, Faculty, Staff & Senior Citizens $8, General Admission $10, and Groups of 10+ $5.  Performances are at Hamman Hall. Tickets are available in advance by calling 713-348-7529.  For more information on the performances, or to inquire about group rates, please visit http://www.theatre.rice.edu. For parking information, please visit parking.rice.edu.