2024,  Cast,  Julius Caesar 1922,  Onstage,  SSF

Meet the Cast – Julius Caesar 1922

Lauren Graffigna – Portia, Varro

You may have seen Lauren Graffigna portray Lady Macduff in MACBETH at the Sacramento Shakespeare Festival, or Segismundo in LIFE IS A DREAM at Sacramento City College or Horatio in HAMLET at Sacramento State University where she graduated with degrees in Organizational Communications and Theatre. She has also been involved in the One Act Festival at the Big Idea Theatre and the B Street Theatre’s 24-Hour Plays. Come and say “hi” to Lauren the next time you are visit the B Street Theatre where she works in the Box Office.

Photo by Bruce Clarke

Jake Brooks — Casca

This is Jake’s third go-round with Sac Shakes after his roles as Charles/William in AS YOU LIKE IT in 2011 and Murderer in MACBETH in 2023. He also just finished playing Demetrius in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM at Resurrection Theatre. Other notable roles are Gary in SISTER MARY IGNATIUS… (Ovation Stage), Max in CABARET (CSUS), the Very Interesting Man in EURYDICE (City Theatre), and Leon Czołgosz in Stephen Sondheim’s ASSASSINS (River Stage). His favorite play was ROBIN HOOD at CSUS because backstage he met his wonderful partner of 12 years, Dechelle (also he got to learn some sick bo staff moves). On weekends, he works at The Lucas Winery in Lodi.

Photo by Bruce Clarke

Matthew Malone – Octavius

Matthew is thrilled to play the role of Octavius. He has acted with the Sacramento Shakespeare Festival since 2012, with previous roles including MACBETH/Witch, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE/Sam, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS/Dr. Pinch, and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM/Flute. Matthew edits The Galt Herald and Elk Grove Citizen newspapers, and he spends his free time reading books, studying French and baking sweet treats.

Photo by Bruce Clarke

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.