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Julius Caesar Falls at Staib Park:
By Patti McNamara
As a crowd looked on, Julius Caesar was brutally stabbed to death in Staib Park in Hackensack by a band of angry "men" on a warm Aug 6.
Uttering his last words "Et tu, Brute?," Caesar fell to the ground and silence fell over the sea of lawn chairs and blankets.
Julius Caesar was performed before a group of more than 75 people by the Hudson Shakespeare Company and sponsored by the Hackensack Cultural Arts Center, the fourth installemnt in the city's seventh annual free Shakespeare in the Park series.
Unlike most traditional Julius Caesar productions, which have male actors playing the roles of Caesar, Brutus, Cassius and Antony, Hackensack theater lovers got to see women play these roles. Of the 13 actors in the production, nine of them juggled playing several different characters.
The Hudson Shakes, as the members of the Hudson Shakespeare Company are known are directed by Jon Ciccarelli. Greg Liosi, director of the Hackensack Cultural Arts Center, addressed the audience prior to the performance and thanked the group for supporting the local arts.
Julius Caesar was scheduled to be performed once again at Staib Park at 7:30PM on Aug. 13.
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