Lovers & Madmen presents JULIUS CAESAR

A student-produced modern adaptation of Shakespeare's classic political tragedy at Northwestern University.
Matthew Silverman
Evanston, Illinois
United States
4 Team Members

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:

  • Buying paint, lumber and more to help create the set from the ground up
  • Constructing and collecting costume pieces for over thirty different characters
  • Renting lighting and sound equipment for the production
  • Gathering a variety of props, including fake modern weaponry
  • Creating fake blood effects for the show’s numerous deaths
  • Advertising the show to the campus, Evanston and Chicagoland communities
  • Much much more!

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