Canadian Shakespeare News

Wordsmyth Theatre presents its inaugural production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, adapted for four actors by David Matheson.

April 19th – April 30th, Wednesday – Sunday, 8pm start time, Sunday matinee 2pm.

Equity Showcase Theatre, 651 Dufferin Street.

Tickets: $15 regular / $12 Students, Sunday matinees: Pay What You Can.

Tickets available at the door.

Innovative, imaginative, intense, Julius Caesar is the debut production of Wordsmyth Theatre.  In this fast-paced adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, four actors bring an empire in crisis to life.  A war is waged between ambition and conscience; the bonds of loyalty and friendship are tested; and hidden desires and self-deception lead to a fall from grace.  Incorporating theatrical masks and a zest for language, Wordsmyth’s Julius Caesar heralds a fresh voice in Toronto’s vibrant theatre community.

Wordsmyth is an artist run theatre ensemble, believing in the ability of the spoken word to ignite the imagination. The rehearsal process includes an intense study of the text followed by exploration of images through mask.  The ensemble is committed to mounting high quality, professional, sophisticated work that is honest, compelling, and passionate.

Wordsmyth Theatre is composed of York University grads Christine Horne, Josh Jacobson, David Matheson, Andrea Mittler and Craig Stanghetta.  Julius Caesar features Josh Jacobson as Brutus, Craig Stanghetta as Cassius, and Christine Horne as Antony.  David Matheson directs, with Set and Costume Design by Andrea Mittler.


Media Contact

David Matheson

Artistic Director, Wordsmyth Theatre

3-778 Broadview Avenue

Toronto, ON

M4k 2P7

416 465 5123