As a self-aggrandizing populist molds himself into an authoritarian ruler, his opponents fear the end of democracy. Confronting demagoguery, mob violence, and potential civil war, every citizen must choose to embrace the new agenda, or fight against it.
With the deterioration of democratic institutions at its core, Julius Caesar offers a timely political commentary, and presents a powerful dramatization of the catastrophic consequences of a political leader’s expansion of power beyond constitutional confines. Shakespeare's epic and thrilling tragedy explores the challenge of sustaining democracy, the timeless nature of propaganda, and the power of self interest and betrayal to turn a government against its people, and politics into a brutal blood sport.
Given our county's fractured, hostile and divided discourse, few better plays cry out to be heard!
As we return to the Outdoor Forest Theatre for the first play since the 2020 shutdown, PacRep will be observing the most current county, state and federal guidelines in COVID-19 safety protocols.