The Civil War is raging, and President Lincoln has just been re-elected. In New York, Julius Caesar is onstage, starring the famous Booth brothers—Edwin, Junius Brutus, and John Wilkes. John is a believer in the Confederate cause; his older brothers are supporters of the Union. Before and after the play, the three spar about politics and so much more. This is a play based, as the saying goes, on true events.
Rich Rubin’s plays have been produced throughout the United States and internationally in Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada, and Mexico. His work has been a co-winner of the Fratti-Newman Political Play Contest, the Neil Simon Festival New Play Contest, and the Long Beach Playhouse New Works Festival. He has been chosen as a finalist for the Julie Harris Playwright Award, Playwrights First Award, Ashland New Play Festival, Trustus Playwrights Festival, nuVoices Festival/Actors Theatre of Charlotte, Oregon Book Award, Heideman Award, and the Burbage Prize.