Monday, October 12, 2009

'Julius Ceasar' at PFI!


"S'up?" from Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's

The Shakespeare Dude

Q: S'up with this production of Julius Caesar anyway?

Shakespeare Dude: Let the Dude explain: it's a different kind of theater experience. Instead of sitting in one place while the scenery changes, you move with the action - and move from space to space. The Dude saw last year's CSC production of Macbeth done this way and liked it. He liked it a lot. The audience dug it too. A lot. The whole run sold out . Even the critics liked it! This year, we've got Frank B. Moorman's production of Julius Caesar. With CSCers Scott Alan Small and Michael P. Sullivan, it's gonna to add a little somethin' somethin' to the show.

Q: Cool beans?

Shakespeare Dude:
Cool beans.

Q: I read this play in tenth grade. Ms. Lindquist, my tenth grade English Teacher made me memorize an entire speech from it. I hated it! Julius Caesar sucks.

Shakespeare Dude: The Dude can see that's not really a question, but he'll try to answer it anyway. The Dude had to read it in high school, too--totally went over his head. There might be a million reasons for that, but whatever. Now The Dude declares it a cool play and this "movable" production is gonna prove that.

Q: Oh. So, it'll be good, right?

Shakespeare Dude: Yes it will. Frank (the director) promised The Dude.

Q: S'up with the ghost? Isn't there supposed to be a ghost there at the performance site?

Shakespeare Dude:
I ain't 'fraid of no ghosts.

Q: My attention span has been ruined by easily accessible digital entertainment . . . ummm . . . how do I put this? How long is it?

Shakespeare Dude: Just 90 minutes and that includes an intermission. Word of The Shakespeare Dude.

Dress warmly--like you're going to a football game.
It's autumn, it takes place in the evening, it's outdoors, you walk up a big hill.
And bring a flashlight and comfortable shoes.

Julius Caesar
Outdoors at the PFI Historic Park, Ellicott City
October 8 - November 1
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00
Sundays at 6:00
Adults: $25 - $30
Seniors: $22
Students under 22: $10
or call 866.811.4111
click here for questions about the event
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043