Julius Caesar Poster Geoffrey Kent John Harrell David Anthony Lewis

The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars
But in ourselves, that we are underlings.

A cautionary tale about the unintended consequences of political assassination.


Dr. Ralph Presents | Friday, October 11 and November 1 at 5:00 p.m. – Tickets

Talkback Thursdays | Every Thursday after the performance

ASC welcomes children age 7+

Runs approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes

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Stuff That Happens

Before the Play

  • George Bernard Shaw’s Caesar and Cleopatra, part of ASC’s 2019 Summer: Festival Season.
  • Caesar wins great victories in Gaul. His spoils of war enrich him and the city of Rome, making him wildly popular with the common people.
  • Pompey’s political faction accuses Caesar of waging illegal war and demand that he come back to Rome to face trial.
  • Caesar returns with an army.
  • Caesar defeats Pompey, who flees to Egypt, where he is murdered.

During the Play

  • Caesar arrives in Rome to great fanfare. A soothsayer warns him to “Beware the ides of March.”
  • Brutus reveals to Cassius that he fears that the people will make Caesar a king, overturning the Republic. Casca reports to them that, during the celebration, Mark Antony offered Caesar a crown three times and Caesar’s refusal delighted the crowd.
  • Caesar’s growing popularity spurs a conspiracy among the late Pompey’s followers and among others worried about Caesar’s power.
  • Cassius tries to convert Brutus to the conspiracy.
  • On a stormy night, the conspirators convince Brutus of their cause. Brutus’s wife, Portia, asks him to tell her what is troubling him.
  • Caesar’s wife, Calphurnia, relates a bad dream and asks him to stay at home. A conspirator, Decius Brutus, reinterprets Calphurnia’s dream favorably and escorts Caesar to the Capitol.
  • In the Capitol, one of the conspirators distracts Antony, a steadfast Caesar supporter, while the rest of the faction stab Caesar. Antony submits to the conspirators and obtains Brutus’s permission to speak at the funeral.
  • After Brutus defends his actions to the crowd, Mark Antony incites the crowd against the conspirators, who flee Rome.
  • Antony joins Octavius Caesar (Caesar’s nephew and acknowledged heir) and Lepidus to battle the conspirators.
  • Ghostly visitations, battles, and bad judgement ensue.