The SUNY New Paltz Department of Theatre Arts production of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar will be profiled on WAMC’s 51%, a show dedicated to considerations of current events from a woman’s perspective.
This adaptation of Julius Caesar stands in stark contrast to traditional performances. Set in a girl’s school, the play’s well known characters have been recast with actors of the opposite gender. Adjunct Lecturer and guest director Lauren Bone Noble will join a number of student cast members in speaking to 51% host Allison Dunne and to the show’s listeners about the unique adaptation.
“I am thrilled to provide the opportunity for young actresses to portray these timeless roles,” said Noble. “One of my goals in re-imagining the play in this way is to highlight the importance of stories about girls and women. I particularly like that this story is one that focuses on friendship, loyalty, ambition and revenge.”
WAMC’s 51% features interviews with experts about women’s issues and covers topics including the environment, health, children, politics and the arts.
The interview with Noble and cast members from Julius Caesar will air on Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. and Wed. Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. An archived version of the interview will be available on the 51% website.
Performance dates and times for Julius Caesar are Nov. 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21 at 8:00 p.m., with Sunday afternoon performances Nov. 15 & 22 at 2:00 p.m. All performances will take place in McKenna Theatre.
Tickets are $18 general reserve; $16 senior (62+), New Paltz faculty and staff and non-New Paltz students; and $10 for SUNY New Paltz students. The McKenna Theatre Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased online at http://www.newpaltz.edu/theatre.
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