More scandalous than Scandal and more devious than House of Cards, Julius Caesar is the Shakespeare "history play" that remains intensely relevant to contemporary audiences. Deep in the heart of the capital, suspicions arise when the beloved Caesar gains popularity among his people. A murderous political intrigue unfolds as Caesar finds himself locked in a life-and-death struggle for power with his former "friends, Romans, countrymen," Brutus and Cassius. The actions of these friends-turned-conspirators set off a civil war at the dawn of the Roman Empire. The drama plays out at Watertown's Arsenal Center for the Arts.