"…they have a winner on their hands… this is a Julius Caesar that earns its laurels."
- Joff Schmidt, CBC Manitoba Scene
“Cry 'havoc,' and let slip the dogs of war”
- Mark Antony
“Just watch me…”
- Pierre Elliot Trudeau
In 1970, Quebec’s Minister of Labour, Pierre LaPorte, was murdered by the Front de Liberation du Quebec, a separatist group who wanted to end “Anglo-Saxon imperialism”. This brought about the invoking of the War Measures Act by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau (the Caesar of his day), in which our government suspended civil liberties and arrested over 400 individuals suspected of having ties to the radical organization.
Set in Canada during the time of the FLQ “Black October” Crisis, SIR's first production of Julius Caesar will illuminate the truth that Shakespeare realized over 400 years ago: that we are all capable of transgressing our moral code and of committing acts we would otherwise view as abhorrent, in the name of "liberty".
Celebrate our 20th Anniversary with us as we present a dynamic, immersive, accessible, one-of-a-kind, outdoor, promenade performance (whew!) of Shakespeare's magnificent and timeless examination of loyalty, ambition and political conspiracy amid the incomparable setting of the Ruins!
How To Purchase Tickets:
1) By calling or visiting the Prairie Theatre Exchange Box Office: 204 942 5483.
Box Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm.
2) You can also purchase online by clicking on the PTE logo below!
3) If available, tickets are also available for purchase at the door (or in our case, at the Ruins!).