July 7 & 8, 2:00 PM
at the Blue Barn Theatre

A part of the Connect with Shakespeare series, Juno's Swans utilizes an all-female ensemble to explore Shakespeare’s characters and text through the feminine experience and outlook.

Juno's Swans performances and readings are complemented with a discussion with the artists and actors about the approach and gender perspectives of the play.

Rome, a republic of women, torn apart by years of bloody civil war, finally establishes a fragile, fragmented peace. The leader of the winning faction, Julius Caesar, is set to become the all-encompassing Emperor of the free world, enthusiastically supported by an uninformed public. Conspirators, Brutus and Cassius, armed with reason and conviction, seek to topple the proud and dominant tyrant. A rebellion sparks. What do we the people do if a single individual's rise appears to spell doom for the good of the whole. Do we accept the tyranny? Do we remain loyal to the established process? Or do we take to the streets and combat a governmental ecosystem that has grown too powerful? Julius Caesar, explores a world of manipulative political strategy, a violent assassination, and the consequences faced when we "kill the snake in its nest" to prevent the portends of a dangerous future.

"Women at some time are masters of their fates."

Susan Baer Collins  Julius Caesar
Brittany Proia  Brutus
Katie Becker Colón  Cassius
Bianca Phipps  Antony
Charleen Willoughby  Lepidus
Ashley Spessard  Octavius
Hannah Clark  Calpurnia
Mallory Freilich  Portia
Kat Cordes  Caska
Chloe Armao  Cimber
Anna Jordan  Cinna
Jen Klink  Decius
Katie Otten  Pindarus
Hailee Domagalski  Strato
Chloe Irwin  Soothsayer