The Media Theatre Presents JULIUS CAESAR Led by Zoran Kovcic

The Media Theatre Presents JULIUS CAESAR Led by Zoran Kovcic

The Media Theatre announces the cast for its upcoming production of "Julius Caesar", on stage January 30 through February 24, 2019.

Shakespeare's political thriller tells the story of the conspiracy against Caesar, his assassination and the defeat of his conspirators.

In the play, Caesar has returned to Rome, triumphant from the war against Pompey. The republic is prepared to give him new power, causing concern and dismay among senators who believe that too much power is held by one man. So Caius Cassius plots a conspiracy against Caesar, believing his death is necessary for the good of the republic.

The Media Theatre has gathered a gender-bending cast from the Philadelphia region to bring Shakespeare's legendary prose to life.

Zoran Kovcic plays the title role. Kovcic makes his Media Theatre debut after appearing at Delaware County's Hedgerow Theatre in dozens of productions. He has been a member of the Hedgerow Theatre Company since 1991. His previous Shakespeare roles include Earl of Gloucester, Friar Lawrence, Don Armado, Sir Toby Belch, Hamlet's Ghost, Polonius, Oberon, and others.

Barrymore Award winner Jennie Eisenhower portrays Marc Antony with Charlotte Northeast taking on the role of Cassius.

Damon Bonetti is Brutus in director Bill Van Horn's production, and Catherine Purcell takes on Portia, Voluminus, and Strato.

Serena Vesper is Calpurnia, Messala, and Voluminious in her Media debut. Jack Blouch also appears at Media for the first time as Casca and Strato.

Michael Fuchs, seen at Media in "1776" and "Romeo and Juliet" will be busy as Flavius, Cinna, Artemidorus, Publius, Titinius, and Lepidus.

A Media Theatre audience favorite, Broadway's Nicholas Saverine, appears as Marullus, Cicero, Ligarius, Popilus, Trebonious, Cinna, and Clitus.

Hannah Brannau returns after appearing in "Romeo and Juliet" to take on the Soothsayer, Artemidorus 1, and the Poet.

Malik Abdul Khaaliq, of Delaware County, makes his Media debut as Metellus, Pindaru, and Dardanius. And another Hedgerow veteran, Lisa Villamill, will appear as Casca and Varro.

Several of the actors will also fill in the roles of Citizens, Cobblers in director Van Horn's vision for Shakespeare's classic.

Be sure to visit mediatheatre.org or call 610-891-0100 for tickets. There are several 10am performances for school groups.

Pictured: Zoran Kovcic, who plays the title role in The Media Theatre's "Julius Caesar" Jan. 30 through Feb. 24

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