What a whirl, what a world! High-schooler Richard Samuels lucks into a role in a daring Broadway production of Julius Caesar. Cues, staging, rehearsals, romance, rivalries: he has a lot to learn. And the first thing to learn is never upstage Mercury Theatre's genius director, 22-year-old Orson Welles.
Claire Danes,Christian McKay,Eddie Marsan,Zac Efron,Zoe Kazan,Ben Chaplin
The story of a whirlwind week in 1937 New York City whena young aspiring actor is thrown into the middle of Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre Company on the eve of the opening of Welles' historic staging of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.
During this week, Richard will find romance with a worldly older woman, become immersed in a creative experience few are afforded, and learn the downside of crossing the imperious, brilliant Welles.
Richard is about to grow up FAST.