From Nov. 2-12, the mirror will be held up to our very own natures as NU presents William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Steven Braddock, director of NU Theatre, asks the questions with his directorial approach: What is the difference between a desire for leadership and a hunger for power? What would happen if drastic measures were taken in order to avoid a perceived shift in political stability?
What will we see in that mirror? And will we be able to live with it?
Julius Caesar will be on stage in the Leary Theatre within the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre, Clet Hall at 7 p.m. on Nov. 2 and 9, and at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 3, 4, 10 and 11, with 2 p.m. matinees on Nov. 4, 5, 11 and 12.
Fight choreography is by artist-in-residence Adriano Gatto. Costume, hair and makeup design is by Maureen T. Stevens, associate professor. Light design is by theatre design/production student Jeremy Warsitz and sound design is by adjunct faculty member Glenn Bernardis. Set design is by Associate professor David Dwyer. Assistant director is theatre performance student Marquise Tomasik of Monroe, Mich., and stage manager is theatre design/production major Keelin Higgins of Middleport, N.Y. The assistant stage managers are theatre performance major Kayla Reumann of Holland, N.Y., and design/production major KG Gorny of Amherst, N.Y.
Niagara University theatre performance majors who are in the cast include Kayla McSorley (Brutus) of Ottawa, Ontario; Rachel Buchanan (Antony) of Cicero, N.Y.; Johnny Barden (Cassius) of Buffalo, N.Y.; Mersedez Hoover (Caesar) of Beaver, Pa.; Kalee George (Casca/Titinus) of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Briegette Bullock (Octavius/Trebonius) of Webster, N.Y.; Kevin Trala (Messala/Artemidorus) of Lackawana, N.Y.; Marissa Delvecchio (Decius/Clitus) of Churchville, N.Y.; Nicholas Edwards (Metellus Cimber/Volumnius) of Colchester, Conn.; Krista Cantrell (Cinna/Strato) of Syracuse, N.Y.; Elijah Vazquez (Soothsayer/Pindarus) of Hammond, Ind.; Christian Webster (Calpurnia/Soldier) of Solon, Ohio; Sonia Angeli (Portia/Lucilius) of Jamestown, N.Y., and Russell Wilson (Lucius) of Cheektowaga, N.Y.
For tickets and info, please visit http://theatre.niagara.edu.