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'Julius Caesar' to be staged at Wilson College

CHAMBERSBURG ‑-The 2015-16 Wilson College Performing Arts Series opens at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, with a performance of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” in Laird Hall, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg.

In the timeless “Julius Caesar,” the people of ancient Rome venerate their leader, but his close friend, Marcus Brutus, sees that Caesar may be too powerful for the good of the nation.

Shakespeare’s masterful examination of conspiracy, assassination and its fallout will be performed by the National Players, America’s longest-running classic theater touring company, now celebrating its 68th anniversary season.

Based in the Olney Theatre Center in Olney, Md., the group has earned a distinctive place in American theater by bringing innovative and accessible productions across the country. It has been bringing classic literature to life through thousands of performances and workshops since its founding in 1949. Players’ productions adhere to strict traditions of touring theater – company members double and triple not only in roles, but also in technical assignments such as lighting, sound, costumes and set-up.

Tickets, on sale now, are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and youth ages 12-18, and no charge for children under 12. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 717-262-2003 or online at