ASPEN — It’s unlikely the Hudson Reed Ensemble hasn’t ever gotten this much press.
Even NBC called after a thespian accidentally stabbed himself in a production of “Julius Caesar” this week.
Ensemble founder Kent Reed was playing Brutus on Wednesday evening when, he said, he wound up a little too far and ended up stabbing himself with the knife instead of Caesar.
“I stabbed myself, pulled the knife out and just kept on,” he said. “It bled pretty bad. I could feel this blood running down into my boot. My whole pant leg was turning red. I thought I might faint. There was nothing I could do. I could see people saying, ‘Is that real? Why is he bleeding and Caesar isn’t?'”