From The Acting Company
In times of political unrest, must a man die for the greater good of the nation? The assassinations of Rome's great ruler of the Republic and the revolutionary leader Malcolm X share the stage when New York's acclaimed The Acting Company pairs Shakespeare's JULIUS CAESAR with X: OR, BETTY SHABAZZ V. THE NATION a compelling new play by lauded playwright Marcus Gardley (The House that Will Not Stand, The Gospel of Lovingkindness, Every Tongue Confess, On The Levee). Presented in repertory, each featuring the same outstanding cast, these two gripping dramas examine two charismatic leaders who rise only to fall victim to rivalry, resentment and retribution.
Exploring the tumultuous landscape of ideology and activism in the 1960s, X is directed by Ian Belknap, Artistic Director of The Acting Company.
"Fills the theater with a buzz of big ideas and big emotions"The Arizona Republic
"Playwright Marcus Gardley is rightly celebrated for the roiling stew of poetry and pathos in his mythopoetic narratives and for the insight and sensitivity he brings."Star Tribune
"Marcus Gardley has secured his place as one of the most promising contemporary playwrights." BroadwayWorld