GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Theatre & Dance will be presenting “Julius Caesar” by William Shakespeare April 26-27 and May 2-4 at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theatre located in UW-Green Bay’s Theatre Hall building. The play is directed by Guest Artist Alan Kopischke.
A decorated general and ambitious politician, Julius Caesar aspires to be dictator for life. The senators who share power are alarmed as the people call to elevate Caesar to King. What is the responsibility of the Senate to oppose and resist this threat to Romeʼs democracy? How far they will go may be influenced by their own aspirations. A bold staging of Shakespeareʼs uncompromising look at the failures of leaders and citizenry in a time of crisis.
Kopischke has been teaching acting at UW-Green Bay for the past three years and appeared in the role of Glen in UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance’s February 2018 production of “Wonder of the World.” Senior Matthew Beecher, a Theatre major with an emphasis in design and technology, is the scenic designer for this production.
The cast features:
- Brutus is played by Faith Klick, junior (Musical Theatre and English), Wild Rose, WI
- Cassius is played by Guinevere Casper, senior (Musical Theatre and English), West Bend, WI
- Mark Antony is played by Haley Ebinal, senior (Theatre Performance and Philosophy), Green Bay, WI
- Julius Caesar is played by Colleen Cline, junior (Theatre Performance), Appleton, WI
- Casca is played by Chay Austyn Schmitt, junior (Theatre), Richland Center, WI
- Portia is played by Alyssa Hannam, junior, (Musical Theatre and English), Fort Atkinson, WI
Also in the cast are Isabelle Austgen as Calpurnia, Myra Taite Delikat as Titinius, Savannah Greiveldinger as Artemidorus, Tara Jackson as Octavius Caesar, Allie Lent as Pindarus, Cory O’Donnell as Antony’s Servant/Caesar’s Servant, Brandon Otten as Young Cato, Aisa Rogers as Soothsayer, Alex Sabin as Decius Brutus, Charli Servin as Messala, Nina Stoneham as Lucius and Cassidey Zintman as Clitus.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.weidnercenter.com and www.ticketstaronline.com, by calling Ticket Star (1-800-895-0071) or the University Ticketing & Information Center (920-465-2400), or visiting the Ticket Star Box Office at the Resch Center or the University Ticketing & Information Center, located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. Tickets are $22 for adults in advance and $24 at the door, $17 for senior citizens and students in advance and $19 at the door. UW-Green Bay students $11. The venue box office opens 90 minutes prior to the performance. The play is recommended for ages 12 and older.