Adapted and directed by Quetta Carpenter, Caesar is a contemporary take on the tragedy. Carpenter has been as a recurring face on the ISF stage, appearing in both the 2015 and 2018 season. Julius Caesar’s days are numbered in this media-saturated, modern take on Shakespeare’s classic tragedy. With Caesar’s assassins in one camp and the inheritors of his authority on the other, political warfare consumes Rome—fought through social media and the 24-hour news cycle. Who will survive in the end, and will they still be themselves?
Illinois Shakespeare Festival announces world premiere adaptations for 2019 season