Fairfield University to present modern-day 'Julius Caesar'
Published 6:48 pm, Thursday, March 15, 2012
Fairfield University will present a modern-day version of William Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" by The Acting Company in association with The Guthrie Theater at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at the school's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, 1073 North Benson Road. A student performance will be given Monday, March 26, at the Quick Center.
The play, mirroring today's bitter political climate and election season, trades togas and tunics for wing-tips and business suits as it presents a contemporary interpretation of the classic story, according to a university news release.
The company was founded in 1972 by producer, director and actor John Houseman and current Producing Director Margot Harley with members of the first graduating class of Juilliard's Drama Division. Its alumni members include Kevin Kline, Rainn Wilson, Patti LuPone, David Schramm, Jesse L. Martin, David Ogden Stiers, Frances Conroy, Jeffrey Wright, Harriet Harris, Hamish Linklater and Keith David.
The company has performed 136 productions in 48 states and 10 foreign countries. It has been honored with numerous awards, including the Obie, Audelco, Los Angeles Critics Circle Award and a Tony for Excellence in Theater, the release states. Tickets, at $40, $35, and $30, are available through the Quick Center Box Office at 203-254-4010 or online at www.quickcenter.com.