After close consultation with Arlington County Cultural Affairs, Avant Bard Theatre will be cancelling the 2020 Spring Repertory effective immediately. This includes all future performances of both Ada and the Engine and Suddenly Last Summer.

Avant Bard is dedicated to presenting intimate, accessible theatre, but we must prioritize the health and well-being of our audiences, performers, and staff. 

If you’ve purchased tickets, you will receive an email from us about next steps. Due to the high volume of patrons impacted, we ask for your patience with us at this time while we process these communications.

Finally, we’d like to acknowledge the many artists whose professional lives are deeply impacted by this cancellation and affirm our commitment to pay them. If you’d like to support us in keeping that commitment, you can make a contribution to Avant Bard here.

JULIUS CAESAR by William Shakespeare

Directed by Kathleen Akerley

The story is all too familiar: Julius Caesar reunites Rome after a bloody civil war, and returns home to be crowned Emperor. His assassination is meant to restore Rome to former glory, but democracy cannot be rebuilt so easily. A classic, passionate story about what we’ll sacrifice for a chance at a better world. For our 30th Anniversary Season, we present Shakespeare's tragedy in a multimedia production that promises to be both epic in scope and rawly visceral in impact.

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