This one caught my eye for a number of reasons:
* It’s relatively local (Maine) so I have a shot at getting to see one of their productions.
* One of Shakespeare’s few historically factual plays, “Caesar” is based on the Roman leader’s assassination by his Senate. (Is that true? I suppose ‘factual’ is what makes the point, there.)
* “This play may be the single most brilliantly executed and relevant performance I’ve seen in the last six years.”
The reviewer seems a little too pre-occupied with the political climate for me. Both Brutus and Portia are played by women, which is fine, but the fact that nobody added any lesbian references, showing that it is “just a marriage”, is somehow a “poke at the topical issue” of gay marriage? No, no more so than making Caesar also a woman is somehow necessarily a Hillary Clinton reference.