"...amazing, awesome, powerful. Highly recommend."
"...an immersive experience that brings fresh nuance to Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, while harkening back to the roots of theater in the catharsis of religious ritual. Profound and sublime."
"The ensemble and musicians... took us on a very unusual journey through the park, gradually transforming it to a mourning Rome, a dangerous Rome. I could not have asked for a better evening."
CAESAR MAXIUMUS opens this weekend at the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park. Here's what audiences have been saying from our previews:
Visit www.WePlayers.org for information and tickets! For a sneak peak of the show, check out the trailer below:
I'm so excited to announce that I'll be performing in We Players' next show, CAESAR MAXIMUS, in the role of Calpurnia. Directed by the incredibly talented Ava Roy and featuring an amazing ensemble of creatives, the show is shaping up to be a exciting take on Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.
San Francisco’s Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park provides the stage for We Players’ brand new adaptation of Julius Caesar, CAESAR MAXIMUS. Influenced by the Gilded Age, we explore a Roman Republic corrupted by machine politics and old money. Incorporating the nineteenth century popular entertainments of Opera and Circus, this multi-disciplinary, site-integrated production explores power, grief, and popular action. Inspired by the bloody history of civil unrest, the piece leans into the blind fury of a righteously angry mob and opens up Shakespeare’s greatest political parable for our own tumultuous time. www.WePlayers.org
Check back for more updates as we get further into the rehearsal processed; but in the mean time visit We Players website for details and times!
We're a few weeks into our run and it's be so interesting and fun to share this show with audiences. People have been sharing wonderful, moving feedback, and Jean Schiffman from the Examiner gave us a lovely review:
There’s an incantatory, mesmerizing quality to We Players’ “Roman Women,” which, with Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” as a gossamer framework, comprises original songs (score by Charlie Gurke); circular, choreographed movement; grave prophecies and existential musings; and excerpts from the tragedy itself.
Read the full article here.
There are only a few more weekends left to see this distinctive piece of theater! For more info an tickets, visit We Player's website.
After two months of rehearsals and show development, ROMAN WOMEN opens tonight and we are so excited to share this piece with audiences! We were recently featured in the San Francisco Chronicle (see article here) and as Theatre Critic Lily Janiak's weekend pick on Facebook!
With its latest, the site-specific company [We Players] heads to the Palace of Fine Arts, but emphatically not to the venue’s theater. They’re staging “Roman Women” at the outdoor rotunda.
For more information about the show, location, and tickets, check out the We Players website, www.WePlayers.org