About THE BRUTES
Casey Wimpee’s wild and gripping drama, THE BRUTES, takes you backstage of an historic performance of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar featuring the renowned theatrical Booth family - brothers Edwin, Junius Jr. and John Wilkes Booth. The offstage drama becomes the focus of their tempestuous relationship fraught with political conflict, ending in an American tragedy.
From the critically-acclaimed and award-winning company members that brought IN VESTMENTS to The Center at West Park and THE EXECUTION of MRS. COTTON to IRT Theatre, THE BRUTES is a deeply intimate portrait of a family divided. Civil strife, family devolution, and a country sharply divided - today or 150 years ago, the parable of this drama remains strong.