Shakespeare at the McGlohon - 2009

Part of the 2009 Charlotte Shakespeare Festival


Directed by Elise Wilkinson

Audiences and critics were raving about our modern version of Julius Caesar.

“Collaborative's Caesar takes us to the vibrant, intoxicating enigma at the heart of all high-stakes politics.” – Creative Loafing

“Collaborative Arts reimagines the play... and has clever uses for the McGlohon Theatre.” – Charlotte Observer

“[Andrea] King is more than twice as brilliant as Cassius, sometimes imparting a Clintonesque patina to the schemer.” – Creative Loafing

“Regal, overconfident and grinning, Jonavan Adams' take on Caesar is delightful” – Creative Loafing

“This is an abbreviated version of the play. But that does not make it Shakespeare "lite." There are many details that increase both clarity and meaning in this production.” – Arts a la Mode

“Come early to get a good seat for this free Shakespeare play. See how you're persuaded to rethink the idols and iconoclasts of the past, or relate ancient leaders and their passions to current screen spectacles and talk-radio voices.” – Arts a la Mode

August 5th - August 16th

Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm
Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm
Saturday 8/8 & 8/15 at 2:00 & 8:00 pm
Sundays 8/9 & 8/16 at 3:00 pm

at the McGlohon Theatre in Spirit Square
in beautiful Charlotte, NC
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Frequently Asked Questions
(directions, parking, etc....)


Admission is Free
(donations will be accepted at the end of the performance)


No Reservations Required
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.


For more information, see our FAQ page
or call 704-625-1288

Saturday is Family Day at the McGolohon … Free Educational Workshops!

Collaborative Arts will offer free educational Shakespeare workshops Saturdays at noon at Spirit Square, prior that afternoon’s 2:00 performance of Julius Caesar. This workshop, led by local actor and drama instructor Greta Marie Zandstra (the actress playing Portia), will focus on “playing Shakespeare” and will consist of fun, energetic and interactive games and exercises providing insights into the text of the play. No prior experience or training is necessary. The workshop is open to young people ages 10 and up, as well as adults. Families are invited to attend together. Attendance is limited to 20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations necessary.






Julius Caesar
  Jonavan Adams
  Ken Akers
Octavius' Page/Army
  Steve Buchanan
  Joe Copley
Marullus/Antony's Page   Nick Immateo
Caius Cassius
  Andrea King
Cinna   Ron McClelland
  Amanda Nicastro
  Glynnis O'Donoghue
Reporter   Aby Pagan
  Scott Reynolds
  Craig Spradley
Lucius   Mackenzie Westbrook
  Shon Wilson
  Meg Wood
  Greta Marie Zandstra


Director   Elise Wilkinson
Producers   Joe Copley, Elise Wilkinson
Costume Designer   Luci Wilson
Lighting Designer   Trista Rothe
Sound Designer   Van Coble
Production Managers   Melissa Robinson
Stage Manager   Christine Walts
Education Director   Greta Marie Zandsta
Graphic Designer   Chad Calvert

Free Admission

There is no admission charge for Julius Caesar, but donations will be accepted. No reservations are necessary.

Special Thanks

In addition to the contributions of our cast, design and production staff, we are very grateful for the support of the following companies and individuals:

For more info:
Call 704-625-1288