Tackling essential questions about the balance of ambition, personal loyalty, and love of country, Shakespeare’s timeless political masterpiece has never been more relevant. Through the story of Julius Caesar, a rising political star torn down by his most trusted allies, audiences witness the art of persuasion, the ugliness of backroom politics, and the historical patterns we can’t stop repeating. 

Directing this production of Julius Caesar, Devin Brain previously directed Macbeth for The Acting Company, and went on tour as Staff Repertory Director for Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Of Mice and Men, and As You Like It. He served as Artistic Director of both the Yale Cabaret and Yale Summer Cabaret Shakespeare Festival. Credits include Rose Mark’d (an adaptation of Henry V, Henry VI parts 1-3, and Richard III), The 4th Graders Present an Unnamed Love Suicide and The Phoenix. Devin is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and a member of The Hypocrites. 

The Acting Company’s production of Julius Caesar is part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a national program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.