An All-Female ‘Julius Caesar’ Breathes Life into A Well-Worn Classic


You think you’ve seen Julius Caesar? Think again. Yes, Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s bold, modern-day production (closing March 24) has its share of surprises and risk, but there’s a smaller, yet no less intense, production taking place up north.

Babes With Blades, a company devoted to staging stories featuring women in the central, empowering roles (and often including an elaborate sword fight between the ladies, hence the company name) is taking on this classic tale of betrayal vs. honor. And through an all-female cast, they find new layers that surprise and awaken. Read more at >

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