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The Tragicomedy of Julia Caesar

by Dave Hammers

Sarah and Dave think it would be fun to direct a play for drama club. And they both love Julius Caesar. What could go wrong?

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 About 82 minutes
Act 1: 47 minutes, Act 2: 35 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


 31
5 M | 4 W | 22 Any Gender


Simple set


 85 pages

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Sarah and Dave think it would be fun to direct a play for drama club. And they both love Julius Caesar. What could go wrong?

How about a drama diva who wants to play the lead, wants her way with the story, and wants a post-death dance number? Rome is now in Georgia, Brutus is allergic to peanut butter, and there might be a giant killer robot on his way to crush Caesar's enemies. Nothing wrong at all.


Characters

 31
5 Men, 4 Women, 22 Any Gender

SARAH [W]
72 lines
Student Director
DAVE [M]
90 lines
Student Director
STAGEHAND [M]
Silent Character. Crewmember Wanting to be an Actor on Stage
JULIA CAESAR [W]
146 lines
General and Stateswoman of Rome
MARCIA BRUTUS [W]
158 lines
Roman Senator. Conspirator and Julia’s BFF
CASSIE [W]
85 lines
Roman Senator. Main Conspirator against Julia
CALPURNICUS [M]
28 lines
Julia’s Boyfriend. Thinks he’s playing Copernicus
MARK ANTONY [M]
62 lines
Roman General. Trusted Supporter of Julia
CICERO [A]
4 lines
Roman Orator
OCTAVIA CAESAR [A]
24 lines
Julia’s Niece
LEPIDUS [A]
15 lines
Roman Patrician, Supporter of Julia Caesar
FLAVIUS [A]
10 lines
Roman Tribune/Hall Monitor
MARULLUS [A]
3 lines
Roman Tribune/Hall Monitor
PORTICUS [M]
19 lines
Marcia Brutus’ Boyfriend
SOOTHSAYER [A]
6 lines
Fortune teller
DECIUS BRUTUS [A]
28 lines
Roman Politician and Conspirator, not to be confused with Marcia (Marcus) Brutus
CASCA [A]
48 lines
Roman Politician and Conspirator
CINNA [A]
19 lines
Roman Senator and Conspirator
METELLUS CIMBER [A]
5 lines
Roman Senator and Conspirator
LUCIUS [A]
41 lines
Marcia’s Servant
TREBONIUS [A]
20 lines
Roman Senator and Conspirator
ARTEMIDORUS [A]
5 lines
Roman who tries to save Caesar
MESSENGER [A]
4 lines
Delivers Messages to and for Mark Antony
CINNA THE POET [A]
5 lines
Poet that the Angry Mob Confuses with Cinna
CASSIE’S OFFICER [A]
3 lines
Officer in Cassie’s Army


Prop List

scripts, props from past plays, broom, books purse, notebooks, clipboards, bottles of water, model of solar system, souvenirs from the big game, swords, potted plants, pizza bagels, cell phone, Renaissance lab equipment (globes, sextants, piles of scrolls and large beakers,) stack of scrolls, plush lobsters and crabs

Act 2:

scripts with a pink cover and hearts on it, jar of peanut butter, bloodied cloak, microphone, tray of drinks, flashlight, spear, tray (with peanut butter, jelly and bread,)


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 About 82 minutes
Act 1: 47 minutes, Act 2: 35 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


 31
5 M | 4 W | 22 Any Gender


Simple set


 85 pages

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