THE BRUTES ~ a staged reading
Just 5 months before an assassine murdered President Abraham Lincoln, a benefit performance of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar was presented in New York City’s Greenwich Village. Three brothers, Edwin, Junius Brutus, Jr., and John Wilkes Booth – stock the most prestigious acting family of their day, performed onstage together for the first and only time as, Brutus, Cassius, & Marc Antony, respectively. With the Civil War raging, and played-at plots against over-throwing Caesar ever-present, THE BRUTES is a new play adventuring to the pivotal acts of violence in American & Roman history as explored through the practices of theatrical history and sibling rivalry.
A Free Staged Reading with Wine available. One night only.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 20th – 8PM
@ THE NEW OHIO THEATER
154 Christopher St. (btwn Greenwich & Washington)
West Village, NYC
Text by Casey Wimpee / Direction by Leah Bonvissuto / Featuring Christopher Baker, Adam Belvo, Nick Capodice, Ian Hill, Lucy Kaminsky, Timothy McDonough*, Adam Laten Willson, & Cole Wimpee.
Image design by Kalli Newman
*actor appearing courtesy of Actor’s Equity Association