Antony and Cleopatra – Auckland
Category: Theatre Companies – Professional
Performed by Byrnes Productions
Dates : Mon 28 Mar, 8:00pm – 10:30pm
Tue 29 Mar, 12:00pm – 2:30pm
Tue 29 Mar, 8:00pm – 10:30pm
Thu 31 Mar, 8:00pm – 10:30pm
Sun 3 Apr, 12:00pm – 2:30pm
Tue 5 Apr, 8:00pm – 10:30pm
Wed 6 Apr, 12:00pm – 2:30pm
Thu 7 Apr, 8:00pm – 10:30pm
Sat 9 Apr, 8:00pm – 10:30pm
“When hearts collide, nations break.”
This radically-reworked version of Shakespeare’s take on one of the greatest love stories ever told is performed by a large cast of young, fearless, energetic, and musical professional actors. The play is trimmed down to 100 minutes long, and promises to deliver a new understanding of this timeless tragedy in a contemporary setting.
Antony & Cleopatra is a tale of love and war; it’s an intimate, yet wide-ranging story about the manifestation of these two opposing forces that exist in all our lives. It is also the vital story of dichotomies that clash and attract; repulsion and desire, male and female; East and West, emotion and reason, private and public. These opposites have been a template for this exceptional team to explore the staging of these attributes with minimal set and maximum audience connection.