Classics In The Lot Presents "Julius Caesar Set In Africa" At Karamu

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Classics In The Lot Presents "Julius Caesar Set In Africa" At Karamu
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Karamu House says
"In a clever, urban twist to Shakespeare in the park, Karamu Theatre artistic director Terrence Spivey has launched "Classics in the Lot," a summer production staged alfresco in the Karamu House Outdoor Amphitheatre at 2355 East 89th St., Cleveland. Audience members are encouraged to bring their own folding chairs" - [Andrea Simakis, Cleveland Plain Dealer, July 2014]

"Julius Caesar Set in Africa"
by William Shakespeare
adapted by Rome Neal

[Photo by Fred Sternfeld: Greg White and India Nicole Burton in rehearsal]

Karamu House 2nd Annual Classics in the Lot brings to Cleveland another powerful adaptation from one of the Bard's classic all the way from New York's fame Nuyorican Poets Cafe.The AUDELCO Award winning "Julius Caesar Set in Africa" by Rome Neal!

Classics in the Lot first premiered in the summer 2014 with "Romeo and Juliet: An African Love Story" adapted and directed by Michael Oatman. Bringing back the classics to Karamu with colored blind casting is in honor of the historical theatre's first Shakespeare play "Taming of the Shrew" which was staged in 1946.

"Julius Caesar Set in Africa "


Director - Fred Sternfeld*
Choreographer - Talise Campbell
Costume Designer - Miguel Osborne
Set Designer - Pd Seay
Dialect Coach - Lisa Langford

Julius Caesar - Stephen Hood
Calpurnia, Caesar's wife - Kristi Little
Marcus Brutus - Greg White
Portia, Brutus' wife - India Burton
Caius Cassius - Jimmie Woody
Marcus Antonius - Robert Grant III
Casca - Nathan Lilly
Lucius - Michael Swain
Metellus Cimber / Cobbler - Prophet Seay
Cinna - Corin B. Self
Flavius / Caesar's Servant - Kym Williams
Decius Brutus - Miguel D. Osborne
Marullus / Cicero - Luther Robinson
Marcus Lepidus - Johnny Sturdivant
Soothsayer - Keeya Chapman-Langford
Octavius Caesar, Popilius Laena - Derick Mayes, Jr.

Malian Ensemble
Chennelle Bryant-Harris, India Burton, Keeya Chapman-Langford, Erin Dorsey, Jessica Fain, Nathan Lilly, Kristi Little, Kennetha Martin, Derick Mayes Jr., Cassandra Miller, Miguel Osborne, Geoffrey Peak, Luther Robinson, Roberta Robinson, Prophet Seay, Corin B. Self, Johnny Sturdivant, Michael Swain, Phillia Thomas, Michelle Wilkerson Guery, Kym Williams

Tickets - $15.00 (Rain or Shine)

BYOC: Bring Your Own Chair- and coolers!

August 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16
Saturdays & Sundays at 6:00pm

*member - SDC, Stage Directors & Choreographers Society
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