A great warrior-turned-politician is despised by his people—and the feeling is mutual. This entrancing modern adaptation by North America’s preeminent Shakespeare company explores the age-old tensions that still tear at the heart of democracy. Director Robert Lepage’s signature high-tech, cinematic storytelling frames superb acting by a veteran Stratford cast, led by André Sills in the title role. A mesmerizing critique of leadership and our media-obsessed present, this landmark production will whet the appetites of old and new theater-goers alike.
★★★★ (out of 4)“Riveting, invigorating and smart.” —Globe and Mail, Toronto