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Photos: First Look at Cincinnati Shakespeare's JULIUS CAESAR

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Cincinnati Shakespeare Company concludes its 2015-2016 season with a two-part theatrical event, pairing Shakespeare's Roman plays JULIUS CAESAR (tomorrow, April 8, through May 7) and ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA (May 13- June 4) back to back. BroadwayWorld has a first look at JULIUS CAESAR onstage below!

Artistic Associate Sara Clark directs JULIUS CAESAR and Producing Artistic Director Brian Isaac Phillips directs ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA. These productions feature Cincinnati Shakespeare's Resident Ensemble members including Jim Hopkins as Julius Caesar, Nick Rose as Marc Antony, and introducing Chantal Jean-Pierre as Cleopatra. Sponsors for JULIUS CAESAR are Messer, Thompson Hine, and Matson Money. Sponsors for ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA are Barnes Dennig, Taft, and GBBN.

Julius Caesar is brilliant general, a cunning politician, and the most beloved leader Rome has ever known; but when his ambition threatens to topple the Republic, a small conspiracy of Roman patriots take matters into their own hands. When they assassinate the beloved Caesar on the senate floor, their actions plunge the Republic into a civil war that will test friendships, try loyalties, and determine the fate of an empire. Presented in full Roman regalia and flair, Shakespeare's breathless political thriller JULIUS CAESAR returns to the CSC stage as the first installment of a special two part theatrical event with ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA.

Part two of CSC's special theatrical event, ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA is the rarely-staged epic sequel to JULIUS CAESAR. The victors of Rome's civil war have divided the Empire amongst themselves, and Marc Antony has traveled to exotic Egypt to take up rule over his corner of the globe. There he encounters Egypt's mysterious monarch, the irresistibly entrancing Cleopatra. Their impassioned love affair ultimately pits their two countries against each other and will change the face of the ancient world forever.

Performances of JULIUS CAESAR are scheduled from April 8- May 7, 2016 on Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm as well as on Saturday May 7 at 2pm. There is no performance on Sunday April 10. Preview performances are on Wednesday April 6 and Thursday April 7 at 7:30pm and tickets are $25.

The theater is located at 719 Race Street, downtown Cincinnati, two blocks west of the Aronoff Center. Single ticket prices range from $22-$35 on Thursdays and Sundays and from $26-$39 on Fridays and Saturdays. Previews are $25. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the CSC Box Office at 513.381.BARD (2273) ext. 1, or go online at www.cincyshakes.com.

Photo Credit: Mikki Schaffner Photography

Photos: First Look at Cincinnati Shakespeare's JULIUS CAESAR
Jim Hopkins as Julius Caesar

Photos: First Look at Cincinnati Shakespeare's JULIUS CAESAR
Jim Hopkins as Julius Caesar

Photos: First Look at Cincinnati Shakespeare's JULIUS CAESAR
Brent Vimtrup as Brutus

Photos: First Look at Cincinnati Shakespeare's JULIUS CAESAR
Brent Vimtrup as Brutus

Photos: First Look at Cincinnati Shakespeare's JULIUS CAESAR
Josh Katawick as Cassius and Brent Vimtrup as Brutus

Photos: First Look at Cincinnati Shakespeare's JULIUS CAESAR
Brent Vimtrup as Brutus and Josh Katawick as Cassius

Photos: First Look at Cincinnati Shakespeare's JULIUS CAESAR
Paul Riopelle as Lepidus, Kyle Brumley as Octavius, and Nicholas Rose as Marc Antony

Photos: First Look at Cincinnati Shakespeare's JULIUS CAESAR
Nicholas Rose as Marc Antony

Photos: First Look at Cincinnati Shakespeare's JULIUS CAESAR
Brent Vimtrup as Brutus

Photos: First Look at Cincinnati Shakespeare's JULIUS CAESAR
Josh Katawick as Cassius

Photos: First Look at Cincinnati Shakespeare's JULIUS CAESAR
Tess Talbot as Portia and Brent Vimtrup as Brutus

Photos: First Look at Cincinnati Shakespeare's JULIUS CAESAR
Kyle Brumley as Octavius


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