“Would you have me
False to my nature? Rather say I play
The man I am. “
This powerful, mesmerizing tale, riddled with political intrigue, chronicles the rise of Caius Martius Coriolanus from battle tested warrior to politician of the newly formed Republic of Rome to his eventual exile. Shakespeare’s final tragedy is a timeless examination of those in power acting in service of a people whose voice is seldom heard through the white noise of riot, famine and political manipulation. Coriolanus, along with his power hungry mother Volumnia (one of Shakespeare’s great female roles) confront their unwillingness to compromise their principles as their world spirals out of control in a bloody crusade for vengeance.
Former Acting Apprentice Bryan Hunt directs Shakespeare’s final vision of a bloody war-torn Rome.