UPDATE: We have reached our fundraising goal! Thank you to all of our donors for your support. Still, we need all the help we can get! Any amount you can give will make a huge difference!
About the Show
The bard’s epic political thriller Julius Caesar follows the conspiracy against Roman dictator Julius Caesar, his eventual assassination and the civil war that followed. But there is a twist: it is set in a contemporary, urban world, with the aim of paralleling political strife at home and abroad. This story evokes themes and situations relevant to not only the conflicts in Egypt and Syria but also the tense gridlock in American politics. This is a truly global and timeless tale.
About Lovers & Madmen
Lovers & Madmen is a student theatre board at Northwestern University that puts on classical (pre-20th century) or classically inspired theatrical productions, placing special emphasis on the works of William Shakespeare. Lovers & Madmen is committed to the development of educational programming to increase the Northwestern and Evanston communities’ interest in and knowledge of classical literature.
About the Team
Our team represents all six undergraduate schools at Northwestern, making this a truly collaborative effort involving a myriad of skillsets and talents. The cast is composed of 14 student actors, many of whom play as many as four different characters in the show, and have been unpacking this show in daily rehearsals since mid-November. Alongside the rehearsal process, our committed production team of over 40 students has been crafting the aesthetic design of the play, as well as publicizing, marketing and fundraising for this project.
About Your Donation
Any amount you can give will help make this production a reality. Here are some ways your donation will help:
paint, lumber and more to help create the set from the ground up
and collecting costume pieces for over thirty different characters
lighting and sound equipment for the production
a variety of props, including fake modern weaponry
fake blood effects for the show’s numerous deaths
the show to the campus, Evanston and Chicagoland communities