Julius Caesar


Performance dates:

Friday, June 14 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, June 15 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, June 16 @ 7:30pm

Thursday, June 20 @ 7:30pm
Friday, June 21 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, June 22 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, June 23 @ 7:30pm

Thursday, June 27 @ 7:30pm
Friday, June 28 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, June 29 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, June 30 @ 7:30pm


Creative Team

Director – Adam Knight
Scenic Designer – Shawn Ketchum Johnson
Costume Designer – Abby Garraty
Lighting Designer – Lauren Duffie
Sound Designer – Tyler Salow
Stage Manager – Melissa L.F. Turner* 
Intimacy Director – Claire Boston
Fight Choreographer – K. Michael Moore
Props Master – Stephen Polchert
Assistant Director – Kirsten Brooks
Assistant Stage Managers – Reese Morgan, Emma Merkes
Board Operator – Hannah Green


*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States


The Festival Stage in Lower City Park (City Park Road)

Food and Drink

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by William Shakespeare

Directed by Adam Knight
Sponsored by ImOn Communications

June 14 – 30, 2024 at Lower City Park
All shows free – no ticket reservation required

Synopsis: Shakespeare may have written Julius Caesar as the first of his plays to be performed at the Globe, in 1599. For it, he turned to a key event in Roman history. “Julius Caesar” portrays the betrayal and assassination of the titular character, Julius Caesar, by a group of Roman senators, including Brutus and Cassius. The play navigates the ensuing power struggles, with Caesar’s allies seeking vengeance against the conspirators, leading to a series of battles and political maneuvering. Ultimately, it culminates in the rise of Caesar’s adopted heir, Octavius Caesar, and the establishment of imperial Rome.


*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States


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Questions? Please contact the Riverside Theatre Box Office at boxoffice@riversidetheatre.org or call us at (319) 259-7099 during box office hours. We’re open Tuesday and Wednesday from 11am – 2pm, and Thursday and Friday from 12:30pm – 5:30pm.