Julius Caesar reigns outdoors in Stamford

July 1, 2017 GMT

The battle for power, the entangling web of politics. It’s a theme for modern America, just as it was for England’s William Shakespeare, when he wrote “Julius Caesar,” about 1599.

“ ‘Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears,’ is probably the best-known line of any of Shakespeare’s plays. Spoken by Marc Antony at Julius Caesar’s funeral, it is one of the most eloquent speeches ever written by Shakespeare. Now, area audiences will be able to hear it performed at Curtain Call’s Shakespeare on the Green presentation, July 6-16 in Stamford,” said said Executive Director Lou Ursone.

“And while this famous play has been in the press lately for its ‘updated’ version, Curtain Call’s presentation will be a traditional production set in Roman times,” about 44 B.C.E Caesar will indeed be murdered on stage, he said.

Kyle Runestad directs for the third year in a row. He has appeared on stage in nine previous Shakespeare on the Green productions, Ursone said. “I’m thrilled to have Kyle back with us; he’s passionate about Shakespeare and really knows how to work with actors to get the most out of them,” he added.

Productions are presented on Curtain Call’s own version of the Globe Theatre Stage. This year’s cast includes: Holly Aladin, Joe Caputo, Jim Chiles, James Hobayan, Steven Kaplan, Olivia Lapine, Catherine Luciani, Julia Maggiola, Maureen Mahoney, Daniel Mann, Jean Marie McCormick, Chris Miller, Jourdan Miller, Jason Nekritz, Rob Nichols, Adriana Nocco, Nick Priscott, Karen Samuelson, Kevin Thompson and Chris Woodside.

Sterling Farms complex on Newfield Avenue, Stamford. July 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 & 16, evenings at 7:30. Suggested contributions: $20; $10 for senior citizens and children . Park opens at 6 p.m.; parking is across the street at Davenport Ridge School. 203-329-8207.