Sarah Dacey Charles as Julius Caesar
Joby Earle as Brutus
Mary Cavett as Trebonius
James David Larson as Cassius with Joby Earle as Brutus
Brutus with Portia, played by Victoria Haynes
The fateful deed.
Pete McElligott as Marc Anthony with Sarah Dacey Charles as CaesarCarroll Park will become a giant outdoor theatre as Smith Street Stage, a wonderful Brooklyn-based theatre company, performs Shakespeare's drama "Julius Caesar".
The production premiered in Carroll Park this past Friday night and though it rained sporadically all through the evening, it was a flawless performance. The audience, young and old was transfixed as the professional actors brought to life the story of the conspiracy against Roman dictator Julius Caesar, his assassination and the subsequent defeat of the conspirators at the Battle of Philippi.
The play is masterfully directed by Jonathan Hopkins and Jessica Weiss, who make use of every part of the park. Sarah Dacey Charles puts a convincing present day face on Caesar. Joby Earle perfectly portrays Brutus' inner struggle as he chooses between loyalty to Caesar or to the Roman Republic. Pete McElligott is brilliant as Mark Anthony.
"Julius Caesar" will be performed in Carroll Park for free through July 14th. Performances start at 7 PM. Bring your own chairs..and the kids.