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    Cato

    The Flea Theater presents a limited engagement revival of CATO, by famed English essayist Joseph Addison, beginnig October 10th. Written in 1712, the play was one of the most popular English plays of that period. The play is directed by Jim Simpson starring Obie Award winners André De Shields (Prymate, The Full Monty, Black Nativity) and Reg E. Cathey ("The Wire," The Green Bird, Talk, Blue Door, White Chocolate). Opening night is slated for October 18th.

    CATO is based on the last days of Marcus Porcius Cato Uticensis (95-46 B.C.), a Roman Statesman who took sides with Pompey in an unsuccessful civil war against Julius Caesar. The play takes place in the city of Utica, where Cato (played by De Sheilds) and a small Roman Senate stand ready to defend the last vestige of the Roman Republic against Caesar. The play delves into such themes as individual liberty vs. government tyranny, Republicanism vs. Monarchism, logic vs. emotion and Cato's personal struggle to cleave to his beliefs in the face of death.

    Dates:  Oct. 10, 2008 - Nov. 1, 2008
    Schedule:  Wednesday — Saturday at 7pm.
    Venue:  The Flea Theater, 41 White Street (btw Broadway & Church)
    Price:  $18
    Tickets/info:  (212) 352-3101


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