Davis added, "Shakespeare is so vast. You can't really place it in a certain time period, so I think that's why it can adapt like that."
A musical collaboration
Prior to the "Julius Caesar" performances, Penn State's Philharmonic Orchestra performed Aaron Copland's "Lincoln Portrait"—also livestreamed by the College of Communications.
The collaboration between theater, music, and communications was an opportunity for people across campus "to play in the same sandbox," according to Travis DeCastro, associate director for production for the School of Theatre.
Kelly agreed: "We have people with different skills from all over the University coming together to create something. One of the things that is really wonderful is that at a university, we are able to experiment and do things that students are unlikely to do in a professional setting."
This spirit of collaboration and experimentation is just one of the reasons that students, like Davis, work so hard to get here.
"I took my chance and got to where I am now," he said, "and I'm not going to give it up for anything."