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Wheelhouse Theater Presents Bloody New ‘Caesar’ with Mock Donald Trump Campaign

By James Knight J.knight@classicalite.com on Feb 14, 2016 11:51 AM EST

New York City is about to get a bloody new production of Julius Caesar. The Wheelhouse Theater Company presents a new run of the Shakespeare classic this March under the direction of Jeff Wise. The show is being promoted as a mock presidential campaign with a slogan that mirrors Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again.”

Director Jeff Wise opened up about the new production and how it reflects the world we live in:

“There’s an immediate reaction to some of the themes that emerge from this play, such as ‘violence begets violence’, the differences in public and private persona in the political spectrum, power in politics as well as the unintended consequences resulting from hubris. And of course, one cannot think of the Roman Empire without also thinking of its ultimate and iconic demise, which is starting to look a lot like our country right now.”

The cast of Julius Caesar includes:
Matt Harrington (Richard III/Twelfth Night with Mark Rylance, Matilda),
David Kenner,
Chris Myers (OBIE for An Octaroon),
Brendan Titley,
Ben Mehl,
Shayna Small.

The crew includes

Brittany Vasta...Scenic Design,
Drew Florida…..Lighting Design,
Matt Bittner…….Sound Design is by and Costume Design is by
Lilah Fisher…….Costume Design

Wheelhouse Theater Company founder Jeff Wise serves as director. Some of Wise’s other directorial credits include Julius Caesar (Davenport Theater), BACK (Schubert Theater, NYU), Hamlet (Gene Frankel Theater), Henry IV Part II (Access Theater). Acting Credits: Regional-Joseph, Lend me a Tenor, The Pajama Game. NYC: Henry IV Part II, Midsummer Night's Dream, Six Degrees of Separation, The Three Sisters, Bus Stop, La Ronde, MFA: NYU.

Ticket prices start at $18 and can be purchesed at www.brownpapertickets.com or you can visit the the Davenport Theatre box office located at, 354 West 45^th Street.

Performance dates and times for Julius Caesar are:
March 2-5 at 7:30pm,
March 6 at 3:30pm,
March 9-12 at 7:30pm
March 13 at 3:30pm.

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