3 Reasons You Have to See Antony + Cleopatra

by Julie Tereshchuk on September 25, 2018 in Entertainment, Theatre, Living Texas, Austin,
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It’s a clash of titans you won’t want to miss.

Here’s why we’re excited about this weekend’s costumed staged reading of Antony and Cleopatra by Austin Shakespeare. (And there will only be three performances, so grab your chance to see this innovative staging while you can.)

#1. Beyoncé and Jay-Z

Antony and Cleopatra are among history’s most famous lovers. They were the Beyoncé and Jay-Z of their day.

#2. Unbridled passion

The court intrigues, emotional plots and savage betrayals created by this powerful Roman general and the Queen of Egypt make today’s headlines look like kindergarten temper tantrums. It is Shakespeare’s most passionate play.

#3. What’s not to love?

One of the best playwrights of all time takes on one of history’s most powerful female rulers.


When: Saturday Sept. 29, 7:30 pm; Sunday Sept. 30, 3 pm & 7:30 pm

Where: Ballet Austin’s Austin Ventures Studio Theater, 501 3rd Street, 78701

Who: Franchelle S. Dorn as Cleopatra, Robert Ramirez as Antony, for Austin Shakespeare

What: Costumed staged reading of Antony & Cleopatra

How: Click here to buy tickets ($10, $30, $35)

Cover: Mercury McKnight as Eros in “Antony and Cleopatra.” Photo courtesy Austin Shakespeare