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Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

Worcester Common Oval [Worcester]

Event info
Date: August 4, 2021
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Worcester Common Oval
Address: Worcester

The Hanover Theatre Repertory (THT Rep) will perform on the steps of city hall and the Worcester Common this August through a partnership with the City of Worcester and support from the Worcester Downtown Business Improvement District. Offered free and open to the public, William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar is our gift to the community, subsidized by our generous sponsors. Together, we want to recognize the extraordinary support we’ve received throughout the pandemic while offering a safe way for people to connect through the experience of the performing arts.

A response to our nation’s ongoing conflicts, Julius Caesar is equal parts political drama and civil war epic. This timely tragedy chronicles the battle for the soul of a republic and warns of what befalls when civil strife erupts in civil war.

Our immersive, energetic staging will unfold on the Worcester Common, where audience members are encouraged to wear togas and to boo and cheer alongside the action.

As with all past THT Rep productions, COVID-19 safety guidelines will be enforced. Staging the production outside allows for social distancing so audiences can once again safely enjoy live theatre!

All performances of Julius Caesar will be free and open to the public. Seating will be available online for advanced reservation, while walk-ups will be welcome onsite. 

Due to the free-and-open-to-the-public nature of this event, reserved seats must be claimed by 7:30pm to be guaranteed.  At 7:30pm, unclaimed seats will be released to walk-up audience members.

Performance dates include three public preview performances August 4-6 followed by public performances on August 7, 10-13, 17-19, and 22, with flexibility for rain dates.