[caption id="attachment_34452" align="aligncenter" width="800"]<img class="size-full wp-image-34452" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2018\/09\/ferguson.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="521" \/> (Photo courtesy Greenbrier Valley Theatre)<br \/>Katrina Ferguson, who will fill the title role in GVT\u2019s 2018 production of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar.[\/caption]\r\n<h1>Greenbrier Valley Theatre (GVT), the state professional theatre of West Virginia, presents William Shakespeare\u2019s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar.<\/h1>\r\nThe updated classic runs Sept. 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. with a Pay-What-You-Can Preview performance Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. The public may attend scheduled matinees during the week. Call the Box Office for more information on attending school matinees.\r\n\r\nTickets are $30 for general adult admission, $27 for seniors (60+) and $20 for children\/students. For more information, call the GVT Box Office at (304) 645-3838 or visit www.gvtheatre.org.\r\n\r\nA political thriller with a contemporary spin, this classic tragedy tells the story of Brutus and his attempt to stop Caesar and her rise to absolute power. He and his conspirators wish to save the republic; their regicide only leads to war and chaos.\r\n\r\nFilling the role of Julius Caesar is returning actor Katrina Ferguson, who made her GVT debut last year as Charlotte in Ken Ludwig\u2019s Moon Over Buffalo. Originally from Australia, Ferguson began acting at a young age and eventually moved to New York to study professionally. She has studied at the New Actors Workshop, Riverside Shakespeare, the New York Shakespeare Festival\u2019s LAB and the American Stanislavski Center.\r\n\r\nWith all that training under her belt, it\u2019s no wonder this skilled actor was chosen for the title role, and she is thrilled to be back in Lewisburg. Ferguson feels that GVT\u2019s dedication to creating diversity makes a great experience for both actor and audience member.\r\n\r\n\u201cWhere else can you see Honky Tonk Laundry and (The Tragedy of) Julius Caesar in the same season? There\u2019s something for everyone,\u201d Ferguson said.\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_34453" align="alignleft" width="380"]<img class=" wp-image-34453" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2018\/09\/MOB.jpg" alt="" width="380" height="253" \/> (Photo courtesy Greenbrier Valley Theatre)<br \/>Katrina Ferguson as Charlotte in GVT\u2019s 2017 production of Ken Ludwig\u2019s Moon Over Buffalo.[\/caption]\r\n\r\nThe actors and the audience members get to see new and exciting works as well as revisit classics and old favorites with each passing season. For Ferguson, it is exciting and new to be cast in a role that has always been reserved for men. It\u2019s an opportunity to see what it\u2019s like to be a woman in a man\u2019s world.\r\n\r\nThe exciting adaptations made to Shakespeare\u2019s classic level the playing field between men and women. Ferguson can only hope that audience members will see that the challenges and pitfalls of power are present for both men and women.\r\n\r\nSee Julius Caesar as you\u2019ve never seen her before Sept. 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. with a Pay-What-You-Can Preview performance Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. The public may attend scheduled matinees during the week. Call the Box Office for more information on attending school matinees. Tickets are $30 for general adult admission, $27 for seniors (60+) and $20 for children\/students. For tickets or more information, call GVT\u2019s Box Office at 304-645-3838 or visit www.gvtheatre.org. The program is presented with financial assistance from the WV Division of Arts, Culture & History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts.