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“I have immortal longings in me.”

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Eleanor Holdridge

JULY 10 - AUGUST 4 | MAIN STAGE

One fateful meeting reshapes the ancient world when Roman triumvir Marc Antony falls like Caesar before him for Cleopatra, the enchanting Queen of the Nile. As civil unrest plagues Rome, this exotic and intriguing tale illuminates the collision of power and passion as empires hang in the balance. Shakespeare’s dark and intimate portrait of this storied affair features some of the most transcendent poetry on love and loss in the canon. In a world of great nations and greater longing, the quest for transcendence yields both tragedy and triumph in one of history’s greatest love stories. Ages 13+

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Extras

  • Opening Night, Friday, July 12: Join the PSF actors and staff for a friendly post-show champagne toast.
  • Savoring Shakespeare - specialty dinner themed to the play with behind-the-scenes insights: Friday, July 26, 5:00pm
  • Meet the actors for an informal talk-back after the show: Thursday, August 1.
  • Prologues: join us for insights into the play in an informal setting. Free. Held in the theatre 45 minutes prior to curtain.
  • Antony & Cleopatra and Private Lives will play in repertory with the same cast. Please order early for the best seating options.

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Antony & Cleopatra

Last summer, PSF audiences watched Shakespeare fall in love with Viola de Lesseps, the imaginary character from the 1999 film Shakespeare in Love, written by Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman.

While historians know a bit about Shakespeare’s domestic life and have pondered odd details of why Shakespeare willed his wife Anne Hathaway his “second best bed,” we don’t truly know anything about Shakespeare’s views on love other than what we learn from his characters. With every play, with every character, there’s a naval map of clues orienting us to Shakespeare’s feelings about love and the oceans of drama it generates.

In Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare chooses to dramatize two famous leaders from history who were forced to make choices upon the largest stage of their time: shifting global politics and the fate of the Roman Empire. How Antony and Cleopatra navigate the dangerous waters of their passion swirling and colliding with their responsibility to their nations gives us much to consider regarding Shakespeare’s views on love.

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