VFC, Jr. is talking to some of the other Hollywood Fringe participants in our new series, Fringe Family Friday Interviews. Our fourth interview is with Christian Levatino, the Founder and Artistic Director of Gangbusters Theatre Company, who is presenting William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar: Death of a Dictator adapted by Orson Welles.
What made you decide to do this show?
The main reason the gangbusters decided to do this adaptation of JULIUS CAESAR is most certainly because of Orson Welles’ 80 minute adaptation. He literally cut the show in half and made it fly.
What has been the most exciting or fun thing about working on this particular project?
The most exciting thing about this whole process has been working with such an amazing cast. We have some of the best theatre actors in Los Angeles on one stage. It is extremely exciting to have so much talent in one production.
What do you hope families will take away from your show when they see it during the Hollywood Fringe?
I hope families/audiences will become re-introduced to one of Shakepeare’s best plays. Our hope is to take all the stuffiness out of what people normally think of when they think of Shakespearian productions. It is our wish that children will come to respect and possibly go out of their way to find out more about Shakespeare’s works.
Please be advised this production is only recommended for the most intelligent and fearless of children 10 and up.
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For more information on Christian Levatino, his bio is here
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