Hip to Hip Theatre Company celebrates its tenth season of Free Shakespeare in the Park with the venerable tragedy Julius Caesar.
This family-friendly production is for lovers of Shakespeare and for those experiencing Shakespeare for the first time. All performances are free and open to the public. Bring picnic blankets or low chairs. No lines. No tickets. Seating is first come, first served.
JULIUS CAESAR (7:30-9 PM)
In this sensational political thriller, Shakespeare explores the tension between private loyalties and the public good, and unflinchingly questions the price of freedom. Caesar is determined to crown himself as Rome’s first emperor, but a few senators, led by the idealistic, intellectual Brutus and his manipulative, rebellious friend Cassius, are prepared to sacrifice everything to liberate their country. Instead of being greeted as liberators, they are met with civil war.
KIDS & THE CLASSICS (6:30-7:15 PM)
“Kids & the Classics” is the companion piece to Hip to Hip’s program of "Free Shakespeare in the Park.” This free 45-minute interactive workshop is offered one hour before every performance, and is designed for children ages 4 to 14. It gives children a chance to interact with the text by previewing the characters and situations, creating links between the text and their own lives through theatre games, and close reading of text.
Meet at the mounds by the base of the steps. Myrtle & N. Portland.