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Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” on tap at Cameron University theatre

The Cameron University Department of Art, Music, and Theatre Arts will continue its 2023-24 “Season of Chaos, Compassion, and Care” with William Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” as adapted by CU instructor Jean Tartière. The production will be presented in the Studio Theatre from Thursday, November 16 through Sunday, November 19. The curtain goes up on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m.

Tickets cost $12 for adults and $10 for seniors, military and non-CU students. Cameron University students, faculty and staff receive one free admission with their CU I.D. Tickets can be reserved by calling the Box Office at 580-581-2346 and by online purchase at https://www.cameron.edu/art-music-and-theatre/events/buy-tickets.

Power, greed, and ambition combine to create chaos in ancient Rome as Julius Caesar’s friend Brutus is manipulated into joining conspirators who plot Caesar’s assassination. The production is recommended for mature audiences only and may contain content that some audience members may find objectionable. Children below age 5 are not permitted in the theatre.

This production features a large cast and crew of CU’s talented theatre majors. Victor Quinones, Lawton, stars as the title character, and Charles Mvnte Jones, Tulsa, counters as Marcus Brutus. Duncan residents Jaiden Standridge and Victoria Spruill play Caius Cassius and Marc Antony, respectively. Shayson Lenee’, Comanche, tackles the roles of Casca/Publius/Lepids/Pindarus, and Lawton’s Alexzander Earnest plays Cinna/Servent/Flavious/Messenger. Merlin Phillips, Duncan, alternates as Calphurnia/Trebonius while Lawton’s Maliah Davis, handles other roles, including Portia/Octavius/Artemidorus. Rhiannon Pettigrew, Lawton, makes her Cameron performance debut as Soothsayer/Lucius/ Citizen 2 alongside Alex Bliefernich, Lawton, as Marcullus/Metellus Cimber/Citizen1/Titinius. Lawton’s Gabriella Aguilar takes to roles of Decius Brutus/ Citizen3/ Volumnius, and Joceline Hernandez, Baytown, Texas, rounds out the cast as Commoner/ Popibus/ Citizen 4/Messala.

Behind the scenes, Skylar Edwards serves as stage manager and Theo Cognet is assistant stage manager. Both are from Lawton. Francis Waweru, Nairobi, Kenya, is the properties master; Spruill lends a hand as properties assistant, and Kyleigh Elvina, Lawton, is sound designer.

Duncan’s Natalie Small handles the production’s public relations and joins Janet Eldridge, Lawton, on wardrobe. Sydney Dalby, Cache, will be operating the light board, and Tamia Johnson, Graceville, Fla., will run the soundboard. Jared Long, El Paso, Texas, is a member of the stage crew. Dakota Maggard Weeks, Lawton, serves as house manager.

Guiding the students through the production are instructor Jean Tartière as director and fight choreographer; assistant professor Ben Williams as technical director, production manager and set and lighting designer; instructor Susie Williams as costume designer; and theatre facilities manager Joseph Roberts.


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