LBSC’s Free Summer Shakespeare Festival presents Julius Caesar

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julius-caesar-lbscLong Beach Shakespeare Company brings to the stage intrigue, conspiracy, murder, and a ghost in the classic political thriller, William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. It’s a power struggle — Roman style.

Watch a wild pagan celebration, the Feast of Lupercalia, with live music and dancing. Experience exciting battle scenes staged by LBSC’s long-time fight master, Dan Forcey. Witness mayhem brought on by jealousy, flattery, and superstition. Feel the power of the language!

Julius Caesar is playing July 18 through August 9, Saturdays at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at Expo Building, 4321 Atlantic in Bixby Knolls in Long Beach.

Veteran LBSC players — who just wowed everyone in Sherlock Holmes and A Scandal in Bohemia — will be featured: Dan Flapper is Brutus, Mark Aguirre is Cassius, Carl Wawrina is Casca, Erica Sims is Portia and introducing Cody Lyman as Julius Caesar.

“Julius Caesar is one of Shakespeare’s shortest, most tightly-plotted plays. It is a thrill-ride from its opening scene,” says director Helen Borgers.

The Long Beach Shakespeare Company’s Free Summer Shakespeare Festival is now in it’s 11th season. And, tickets for Julius Caesar really are free. It’s festival seating: bring blankets or low-backed chairs to sit on. Bring a picnic or get a meal there. Food and beverages will be available on site.

Call (562) 997-1494 for special reserved seating. Visit their website at

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