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Beware the Ides of March indeed! (That was March 15th, for those of you wondering... an infamous line from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and thought to be his assassination date. In lucky 2013, Chi-town has not one but TWO productions of Julius Caesar currently playing. Babes With Blades dueling Julius was in previews and Chicago Shakespeare's version was well into their run for the Ides of March.
ChiIL Live Shows will be there for opening night tonight, and we can't wait. They're one of our local favorites for sure. I've been a sucker for stage combat since I took college level classes in fencing, and stage fighting as part of my theatre/pr/marketing degree at Miami of Ohio.
As far as this Julius goes, Babes With Blades is doing an all female version...fair play turnabout for all the years Shakespearian women were played by men! We've been impressed for years by their creative staging, and adept casts. We'll have a full review up shortly.