• Meet the Cast – Julius Caesar pt. 2

    Ted Muhlhauser – Strato

    Ted is a legislative and legal office manager for the State of California by day. Joining the Sacramento Shakespeare Festival is a bucket-lister for Ted. In 2021, Ted got his first taste of Shakespeare when he played the Bard of Avon’s ghost in City Theatre’s online production of HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: WELCOME BACK (GHOSTLIGHT 2). Although Ted has bounced around California local theatre for five decades, this is the first time he takes the stage in a play written by Shakespeare. Ted’s prior stage credits include MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY/HOMER ACT 3, FROGGY LESUEUR in THE FOREIGNER, and FRED in Edward Albee’s THE LADY FROM DUBUQUE.

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    Anna Colatrella – Flavius/Citizen

    Anna is excited to be returning for her second show with Sacramento Shakespeare Festival. Originally from Sacramento, Anna is a rising senior at the University of Hartford, where she will be graduating with a BFA in Musical Theater and a minor in Marketing in the Spring of 2025. Previous roles include Juliet/ROMEO AND JULIET (Sacramento Shakespeare Festival); Quincey/Bart/MR. BURNS (The Hartt School); and By My Side/GODSPELL (Musical Mayhem Productions). She hopes you enjoy the show!

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    Jonathan Plon – Mark Antony

    Jonathan is thrilled to be returning to the Sacramento Shakespeare Festival this year for JULIUS CAESAR. He earned his B.A. in Theatre 2023 at Sacramento State University, and, in the same year, he completed the Irish Summer Theatre Programme at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland. Previous credits include: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM/Oberon at Resurrection Theatre, ROMEO AND JULIET/Friar Laurence, and HAMLET/Hamlet for Sacramento Shakespeare Festival, POODLE WITH GUITAR AND DARK GLASSES/Gray at The Happy Hour Theatre, HAMLET/Claudius and THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE/Paunch at Sacramento State University, as well as A CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT TIME/Ed Boone at Sacramento City College.

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  • Julius Caesar 1922 Opens July 5

    “Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your ears.” ~ Marc Antony

    Jealous conspirators convince Caesar’s friend Brutus to join their assassination plot against Caesar. To stop Caesar from gaining too much power, Brutus and the conspirators kill Caesar on the Ides of March. Mark Antony drives Brutus and the conspirators out of Rome, and there is war.  Still Shakespeare’s original text, but set in 1922 Italy, as the rise of fascism propelled Italy toward World War II. A cautionary tale?

    Sacramento Shakespeare Festival presents Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, from July 5 through July 28. Julius Caesar opens Friday, July 5 at 7:30 pm, followed by a sparkling dessert reception in the Chris Daubert Courtyard for the Arts (all are welcome). Performances continue on July 6, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 at 7:30 pm, and July 7, 14, 21, and 28 at 2:00 pm. All performances will be held in the Art Court Theatre in the Performing Arts Center on the campus of Sacramento City College at 3835 Freeport Blvd. Ticket prices for Julius Caesar are $20 General Admission; $15 for Seniors, Veterans/Military Personnel, and Persons with Disabilities, and $10 for Students. Tickets may be purchased online, or in-person one hour before the performance begins. All details and tickets are available online at www.sacramentoshakespeare.net.