Theater for the New City presents:

The Assassination of J.KAISAAR : The Rise of Augustus

By Stephan Morrow
Directed by Stephan Morrow
December 4 – December 15
Wednesday to Saturday, 8PM & Sundays Matinee 3PM

Crystal Field, Executive Artistic Director, Presents:

The Assassination of J.KAISAAR : The Rise of Augustus

the Sopranos Meet Mad Max

We are very honored to have been invited to put “The Assassination of J. Kaisaar: The Rise of Augustus” up for a second run at Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Artistic Director. It is a re-imagined version of Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra set in a dystopian future but with  American lingo – like Tony Soprano meets Mad Max. The theme is that political assassination can have many unintended consequences re: the conspirators Brutus and Cassius thought they were saving the free men (and women) of the Republic but instead put the nails into its coffin because the assassination brought Octavius to the fore who would go on to become the first Roman Emperor (Augustus). So the days of the Republic with free men (and women) deciding their own fates had ended with Caesar’s murder with the situation being analogous to the take over by the corporatist state.

Crystal Field submitted ‘Recovery’ by Anne Lucas and directed by Stephan Morrow about three young women in rehab for the Pulitzer Prize in 2018 which was also done at Theater for the New City.

‘Dogmouth’ by John Steppling was staged at TNC and made into an independent film. Premiered in 2014 it won seven awards and was the Official Selection of ten independent film festivals and is available on Amazon Prime.

Elias Batarseh
Annie Sizova
Mackenzie Menter
Stephan Morrow
Daniel Wolf Mitnik
Joe Marshall
Josh Rubenstein
Josh Lazarus
Julie Spina
Marie-Claire Giraud
Kevin Rowell
Yianni Katsifas
Sarah Denison
Dan Lerner