Harrisburg Shakespeare Company
Every year Harrisburg Shakespeare Company produces a comprehensible, edited version of a Shakespeare play and tours it to middle and high schools for the entire school year. Each production is the original Shakespearean text with narrations added to make it really easy for students and adults alike to understand
Comprehensive and informative study guides are available for use in conjunction with the performance. Gamut Theatre Group also offers a variety of workshops at middle school through college levels. For more information on workshops please click here.
2018-2019 Julius Caesar
“Beware the Ides of March...”
Gamut Theatre, the combined theatre of Harrisburg Shakespeare Company and Popcorn Hat Players Children’s Theatre, presents its highly anticipated educational outreach production of Julius Caesar. One of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies, Julius Caesar depicts the political conspiracy that leads to the assassination of one of the most powerful and successful leaders of the Roman Empire and the aftermath of this chilling historical event. The play explores hubris vs. humility and friendship vs. patriotism: “Et tu, Brute?”
Recommended for ages 12 and up, the production is extremely accessible, employing Gamut’s unique educational outreach style of combining Shakespeare’s original text with modern “narrations” to bridge the most famous scenes from the play together into an easy-to-understand story. This dynamic show is performed by seven highly–talented actors, runs 90 minutes, and features driving music, stylized interpretation, and dramatic fights, which have become a hallmark of Gamut’s touring Shakespeare productions. Each performance is followed by a post-show discussion with the actors. Workshops are also available for students to gain a deeper understanding of the play.
The Educational Engagement Production is available on tour November - July.
Auditoriums or open large spaces are preferred. Outdoor performances are available–extra fees apply.
For more information, and to schedule a performance, please contact our Box Office at 717-238-4111 or Info@GamutTheatre.org