Coriolanus
Uncommon Ground Edgewater
1401 W. Devon
Chicago, IL 60660
Uncommon Ground Edgewater
1401 W. Devon
Chicago, IL 60660
Classic, Staged Reading
Runs May 02May 03, 2019

Shakespeare based his tragedy CORIOLANUS, set during the emergence of the Republic of Rome, on the life of the legendary Roman leader Caius Marcius Coriolanus. Coriolanus was a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to political power, but he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness. In this new city state struggling to find its feet, where the gap between rich and poor is widening every day, Coriolanus must decide who he really is and where his allegiances lie. Shakespeare’s last known tragedy, believed to have been written around 1608, it remains relevant for its timeless exploration of social inequality, warfare, and the abuse of political power.

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