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Lend me your ears: 'Julius Caesar' opens at UCA tonight

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 10:20 AM

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Get your tickets. The Arkansas Shakespeare Theater is staging the suddenly even-more-famous-than-ever "Julius Caesar" beginning tonight at UCA's Reynolds Performance Hall and running through July 9. Info here.

This presentation will "reimagine" Caesar,  though not as recently done so controversially by the Public Theater of New York with its Trumpian Caesar.

Here in Arkansas:

The historical events are reimagined as taking place in a world not unlike our own, with women taking on leading roles in the conspiracy to overthrow a beloved but possibly corrupt leader. Will their desperate action save or destroy the Republic they claim to want to protect? This production has a PG-13 rating.
Will the women wear pink pussy hats?

But I shouldn't make jokes. Theaters around the country have reported abuse and threats for staging "Julius Caesar." Nuance — not to mention reading — are not hallmarks of Donald Trump or many of his followers.

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