The Old Theater Corporation by Special Arrangement with Timothy Mooney present ‘Breakneck Julius Caesar”.
Fasten your seat belts, Fringe-goers, Timothy Mooney comes to The Old Theater Saturday, November 18th at 7:30 pm with a Shakespearean classic “Breakneck Julius Caesar” performed at breakneck speeds. Julius Caesar, Cassius, and “et tu Brute” are enthusiastically portrayed during 60 cardiovascular minutes that leave Mooney sweating, and his audience shouting “Huzzah!”
“Breakneck Julius Caesar” is the fastest, most epic, insightful, funniest introduction to one of Shakespeare’s most misunderstood works! Both play and history lesson, “Breakneck Julius Caesar” opens the door to understanding the context and character nuances driving the action. Jumping from some of Shakespeare’s richest, most profound poetry to Mooney’s hilarious modern perspective, “Breakneck Julius Caesar” gives the precise facts we need to make the many levels of intrigue come vividly alive!
Audience participation is lively and encouraged, led by a slide presentation that also provides visual aids of the statues of Caesar and Pompey, and maps of the Roman Empire.
Timothy Mooney is the author/adaptor of “Breakneck Hamlet” and “Shakespeare’s Histories; Ten Epic Plays at a Breakneck Pace!” new one-man plays which “crack the code” on Shakespeare’s most challenging plays, making them accessible to audiences everywhere. Over fifteen years, Tim has performed his very first one-man play, “Moliere than Thou” over 500 times, giving some hundred thousand students their first introduction to Moliere. He also presents one monologue from every Shakespeare play in his one-man show, “Lot o’ Shakespeare,” along with his collection of some of the most amazing speeches ever, in “The Greatest Speech of All Time.” Mr. Mooney continues to present his one-man shows across North America. Mr. Mooney is obviously well-versed in all things Shakespeare, and his depth of knowledge makes him the perfect guide for this Elizabethan journey, which is enjoyable for “literary-dorks” and “Shakespeare-virgins” alike. His play on words and inflections offers a fresh perspective to a well-known story, and new interpretations take shape as we “friends, Romans, [and] countrymen” look on. Mr. Mooney is the former founder and editor of “The Script Review” and also the former Artistic Director of Chicago’s Stage Two Theatre.
This event is sponsored by The Pamlico Arts Council and The Village Brewery and Tap Room in Oriental. Proceeds from beer sales when Breakneck Julius Caesar tickets are presented ALL DAY November 18, will go to support The Old Theater. Also after the show, walk across the street to the brewery where you’ll be able to have a cold one and meet Timothy Mooney
Box office info: Box Office opens at 6:30 p.m. ~ Doors open at 7:00 p.m. ~ Performance starts at 7:30 p.m. The Old Theater is located at 609 Broad Street, Oriental, NC.