Anytime there’s an opportunity to see John Douglas Thompson on stage, it should never be passed up. And it especially shouldn’t be when then ticket is just $20. The actor, who won an Obie for his powerful turn in Othello (Theater for a New Audience) and was called “one of the most compelling classical stage actors of his generation” by The New York Times, will be at the Pearl Theater for a one-night-only open rehearsal of Julius Caesar. Thompson, who made his Broadway debut as Flavius opposite Denzel Washington in Julius Caesar, will, this time, take on the part of Brutus. Rob Clare, who is a leading actor and text coach for the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Goodman Theater, and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, plays Cassius under the direction of Michael Sexton. Alas, if only we could tell you this show was happening on the Ides of March.

Mon., March 18, 7 p.m., 2013