All the World’s a Stage, Even the Steps of Old Main

November 5, 2015 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Imagine the play Julius Caesar. Now imagine that it takes place in a contemporary African nation. Now imagine that you’re watching this version of the play while sitting on the Old Main lawn.

That happened over Blue White weekend in April, as members of the Penn State School of Theatre Master of Fine Arts program put their own twist on the Shakespearean classic. Director and professor of theatre William Kelly explained that modernizing the performance made it easier to understand and informed the audience of things going on in the world.

If you’d like to watch the entire play, here’s a link – it begins around the 1:29:00 mark and Penn State’s Philharmonic Orchestra performs beforehand. Who knows, maybe the next time we write about Penn Staters on Broadway, we’ll mention some of the people from this show.

Bill DiFilippo, online editor

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