William A. Carroll Amphitheatre3901 Land Park Dr.
Sacramento, CA 95822
William Shakespeare's cautionary tale about the futility of regicide gets a 19th-century treatment with a Queen Victoria-like Caesar in Sara Lorraine Hanson. Beautiful costumes and a wonderful opera singer are highlights; otherwise, director Luther Hanson has left us with a series of speeches, punctuated by brief bits of action. In repertory with Twelfth Night. Gates open at 6:30pm; bring lawn chairs and insect repellent. 7/19, 7/26 at 8pm; 7/21, 7/28 at 6pm. Through 7/28. $15-$18. Sacramento Shakespeare Festival, William A. Carroll Amphitheatre in William Land Park, Land Park Dr. and 15th Ave.; (916) 558-2228; www.sacramentoshakespeare.net.