JULIUS CAESAR (GRIOT THEATRE): 90% – SWEET

Erica Peeples and Daniel Ball in “Julius Caesar” at Griot Theatre. Credit: Eugene Powers.

SWEET
Griot Theatre of the West Valley has a lot to be proud of with its inaugural production. I highly recommend checking them out.
Ellen Dostal – Shakespeare in LA

SWEET
Under Malik B. El-Amin’s expert direction, the play unfolds powerfully with actors secure in the knowledge they are portraying their roles with the skill and confidence befitting the timeless tale.
Annemarie Donkin – Topanga Messenger

SWEET
This amazing cast does an impressive job of delivering a classic with performance perfection!
Lorenzo Marchessi – NoHoArtsDistrict

SWEET
Griot Theatre of the WestValleyexplodes onto the stage with their visceral and powerful inaugural production, Julius Caesar, a sexually and physically charged staging that upturns convention.
Mary Mallory – Tolucan Times

BITTERSWEET
Also, the Griot production is literally bloodless — during depictions of bloody deeds, we see no suggestion of red fluid. Blood, of course, doesn’t have to be literal to register — in the New American Theatre version, red gloves elegantly play the role of blood. But eliminating any sign of blood completely sanitizes the violence.
Don Shirley – LA Stage Times

JULIUS CAESAR
Griot Theatre of the West Valley
Bethel Encino
17500 Burbank Blvd. Encino, CA 91316
Thu-Sat 8 pm, Sun 3 pm; through November 11, 2012
Tickets: $15-$25; (323) 960-7740
Running time: 2 hours plus intermission

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