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Julius Caesar

RICHARD GRUNERT
7:30 pm Fridays-Sundays through Sept. 29., Sunday August 25 | "Pay what you can."
Milepost 5
850 NE 81st Ave.
 
Post Five Theatre’s production of Julius Caesar ditches the togas for hoodies and spray paint, and the heavily graffitied setting feels more like Bosnia circa 1993 than it does ancient Rome. Slimmed down to about 90 minutes, director Ty Boice has taken heavy liberties with the original material. While everyone still speaks in Elizabethan English, Portia (Veronika Nunez) spends the entirety of a scene—the only one in which she appears—yelling at Brutus (Paul Angelo) in Spanish. The military fatigues worn by the cast in later scenes make everything feel even more surreal. One notable and very welcome addition is a 15-minute pre-curtain lecture that explains the story’s historical context, but the play has been so truncated that many characters appear only once, meaning those unfamiliar with Shakespeare may wonder just who the hell they were and why they mattered. The actors, however, have energy and passion, and they invite the audience to crowd around Caesar’s body as they chant and demand justice. As fake blood flies, the kids in the audience seem to enjoy learning that it’s all right to murder politicians you don’t agree with, just as long as you say it’s for the good of the country.

Where: Milepost 5
Phone: 971-258-8584
Address: 850 NE 81st Ave.
Website: http://postfivetheatre.org

 
 

Milepost 5

850 NE 81st Ave.
Portland, OR
 
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