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Julius Caesar on stage April 11

Tony McGuireSports Editor

March 18, 2013

The Kentucky Shakespeare Festival brings Julius Caesar to Hazard on Thursday, April 11 in the HCTC First Federal Center at 12:30 p.m. Admission is only $3.


The show is part of HCTC’s Greater Hazard Area Performing Arts Series. Kentucky Shakespeare presents a 90-minute production of Shakespeare’s historic tragedy about the rise and fall of Rome’s notorious dictator, Julius Caesar. Follow Brutus as he battles with the themes of honor, patriotism, and friendship. This production puts an emphasis on language, making Shakespeare’s words immediately accessible to its audience, without compromising the original integrity of the work. A short question and answer session will be held at the end of the performance to provide opportunities for students, teachers and other general audience members to get more information.


Study guides are also available for teachers to download with information for before and after the show. A list of the core standards that are found in this Kentucky Shakespeare educational production targeting 6th - 12th grade students can also be found on their website at kyshakespeare.com


The Arts Series grand benefactors are: Whitaker Bank, Peoples Bank and Trust, Perry Distributors, Pine Branch Coal Sales, Hazard Lions Club, and City of Hazard - Mayor Nan Gorman.


The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, provides operating support with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. The Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky and the Steele-Reese Foundation are also providing support this season.


Contact the performing arts office for more information or to make arrangements for group admission at 487-3067 or 800-246-7521 ext. 73067. Information is available at the website hazardperformingarts.com and on Facebook.