Orson Welles’ 1937 staging of Julius Caesar
for his newly founded Mercury Theatre is widely regarded as one of the most audacious, memorable, and exciting plays ever performed in America. Richard Linklater’s Me and Orson Welles
, puts the viewer in the middle of the hectic week leading up to the ambitious show’s opening.
High-school student Richard (Zac Efron) dreams of a life on the stage, so he takes trips into Manhattan and, on one of these occasions -- thanks to his drum- and ukulele-playing skills -- manages to BS his way into the cast of Welles’ newest production. The impressionable kid immediately becomes swept up into this exciting new ...