Artists of Concordia Theatre to perform ‘Julius Caesar’
Nov. 4, 2011—The Artists of Concordia Theatre perform “Julius Caesar,” one of Shakespeare’s most captivating tragedies this month.
Written by William Shakespeare, the play recreates one of the most infamous betrays in ancient history during the final days of Julius Caesar. The story follows Marcus Brutus, close friend of Caesar, as he struggles with the effects Caesar’s actions have on Rome.
As a plot to overthrow Caesar unfolds, Brutus most choose between his loyalty for his country or the love he has for his dear friend. The play is directed by Jason Narvy, PhD, Concordia-Chicago assistant professor of theatre.
The Artists of Concordia Theatre will perform “Julius Caesar” Nov. 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bergmann Theatre at Concordia University Chicago, 7400 Augusta St. in River Forest. Free, handicapped-accessible parking is available in the visitors’ lot north of the University parking structure off Bonnie Brae Street.
Tickets are $12/adults; $10/seniors and students with ID; $5/CUC students with ID. To order, call the Concordia University Chicago Theatre Box Office at 708-209-3469.
The Artists of Concordia Theatre (A.C.T.) provide Concordia University Chicago students and community artists with a range of onstage and behind-the-scenes theatre experiences while presenting four major productions to the community each year: two fall plays, a spring musical and an experimental or alternate theatrical form each spring.
In addition to “Julius Caesar,” the rest of A.C.T.’s 2010-11 season features:
String by Jessica Lind; directed by Jayme McGhan, Concordia University Chicago assistant professor of theatre; Feb. 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Bergmann Theatre.
Godspell with music by Alex Lacamoire and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak; directed by Julie Hinz, Concordia University Chicago theatre program coordinator; April 27, 28, May 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bergmann Theatre.
About Concordia University Chicago
Concordia University Chicago is a liberal arts-based Christian university in the Lutheran tradition. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, and College of Graduate and Innovative Programs, Concordia offers more than 100 areas of study in small classes taught by professors who are passionate about teaching and student success.
Concordia University Chicago was named as the second fastest growing campus among private nonprofit master’s institutions nationally by The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2011 Almanac Edition. For the third consecutive year, combined undergraduate and graduate enrollment has exceeded more than 5,000 students. Concordia University Chicago is located in River Forest, 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Learn more at www.CUChicago.edu.