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Archived: Julius Caesar: Almost all of the stories that we know and love originate from Shakespeare’s plays. We’re placing the story of Caesar in a modern day frat house.

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Julius Caesar

by Michael Lasry


Almost all of the stories that we know and love originate from Shakespeare’s plays. Every single Shakespeare film using the classical text has been a resounding success in the box office, from Ralph Fiennes, “Coriolanus” to Baz Luhrmann’s “R+J”! Then why don’t we see more? We’re here to fix that.


About The Project

Coming from an acting background, I’ve spent a great deal of time focused on what really matters in a story. It’s not the budget, it’s not the high-budget actors, nor is it even the director that makes or breaks a production. It’s the story itself. If the writing is bad, or the content is basic and uninteresting, there is no reason for an audience to spend their hard earned free time listening to your mind-numbing story. So why not go back to the grandfather of modern-day story-telling?


Good Ole Willy.


“But wait, Shakespeare?”, I hear you ask, “Like, ‘wherefore art thou-‘”


Let me stop you right there.


Just because you had a bad experience with your 10th grade monotone English teacher doesn’t mean the stories or the language were bad. Allow us to make up for your droning, homework-heavy memories with a fresh take on these stories, placing them in our world, in our frame of reference, and experiencing the same things you feel every day. These characters aren’t so different than you and I. They feel happiness, sadness, anger, jealousy, fear, everything that spurs you to do things throughout the day. They just put it into words a little better than your average Duck Dynasty episode.


We’re placing the story in a modern day frat house. With all the drinking, partying, sex, drugs, and rock and roll that you can expect from college these days. Unless you lived under a rock. In which case, you can live vicariously through this. Caesar has just beaten Pompey in the notorious Greek Week event which, for you rock-people, happens all across the country. It’s where different fraternities compete against each other in a multitude of events, from the tamer Wheelbarrow Race to Beer Pong. Caesar absolutely destroys Pompey in a violent conclusion, and being the showboating, self-obsessed alpha-male that he is, takes his one-man-show too far, frightening the other elites of Rome. While the commoners and general rabble of Rome love him, is this really the right direction for the people? Do we really want to be led by such a monster? Led by Brutus and Cassius, the answer, as history shows, is a resounding “no.”


Our actors hail from all corners of the industry, from Julliard and Carnegie Mellon trained to Montclair State University legends. Our crew has sharpened their teeth on productions ranging from NBC to Technicolor Postworks. Driftwood Productions is also providing all of the equipment, which saves our cast, crew, and generous backers a lot of time and money! Come along with us on this truly exciting journey. We’re confident we have what it takes to really bring this film to life and tell a story you’ll never forget.


Join us on this adventure as we follow this amazing cast and crew on their downward spiral into chaos.


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