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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Et tu, Brute?

They practice politics by every means possible.

They are men and women consumed by the demands of loyalty, power, and violence.

Their stories will unfold as The Flatwater Shakespeare Company presents the tragedy of "Julius Caesar" in the open-air Swan Theatre at Wyuka Cemetery and Park, 3600 O Street in Lincoln, beginning Thursday, September 10, at 7:30 p.m. Performances continue Friday - Sunday, September 11-13; and Thursdays - Sundays, September 17-20 and 24-27.

Do circumstances ever justify assuming absolute power? Should laws ever be broken in order to protect the rule of law?

Regimes and citizens have wrestled with these questions for thousands of years. In "Julius Caesar," William Shakespeare movingly explores the personal dimensions of violent political action, as well as the historical forces at work.

Bob Hall’s modern day production features Brad Boesen as Brutus, one-time ally of Caesar, who must decide whether to turn against his friend and mentor. Nathan Weiss plays Cassius, the sly but passionate defender of the old order. Rob Burt is Antony, Caesar’s underestimated but charismatic supporter. Julie Kinkennon appears as Portia, Brutus’s wife, and Mary Bolin as Calpurnia, wife to Caesar. Dick Nielsen plays the flawed and magnificent figure at the center of it all, Julius Caesar.

"Julius Caesar"

Dates: September 10-13, 17-20, 24-27
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Place: The Swan Theatre at Wyuka, 3600 "O" St. Lincoln
Tickets: (402) 473-2897

$18 Adults; $15 Seniors; $10 Students