Brutus (Joshua J. Volkers, right) tries to calm the people as Mark Antony (Ryan Swikle) lays out the corpse of Julius Caesar (Chris Lysy).Submitted photos

Muse of Fire ended its “season of tyrants … and the rebels who defy them” with a final performance of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” in the perfect weather of Sept. 9. Again this year, the Evanston-based theater company offered free outdoor performances of a Shakespeare play on weekends in August and early September in Ingraham Park, behind the Civic Center. Earlier this year, the company performed staged readings “Antigone” by Jean Anouilh and “Fuente Ovejuna” by Lope de Vega, adapted by company founder and director Jemma
Alix Levy.

The premise of this year’s season, according to information posted on its website, was “Who watches the watchers?”

The company plans a fundraiser, “Feed the Fire,” on Oct. 13 at the Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd.