«**** Recommended If you reduce it to the basics, William Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” has many modern parallels so the play is easily modernized. Writers Theatre’s adaptation adds a unique twist, social media and all of its implications in the Roman forum. Caesar’s red robe is the only color in this tense black and gray Rome. “Julius Caesar” was extremely well-done, but it just didn’t have enough passion. I give it 3 ½ Spotlights.
“Julius Caesar” runs through October 16th in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. Running time is 1 hour, 45 minutes. Performances are Tuesday through Friday at 7:30 pm; Saturday at 3:00 and 7:30 pm; and Sunday at 2:00 and 6:00 pm. Tickets range from $35-$80. Parking is free at the nearby Glencoe station. FYI (847) 242-6000 or www.writerstheatre.org.
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