John Douglas Thompson and Kate Mulgrew Open Antony and Cleopatra in Hartford Oct. 8

News   John Douglas Thompson and Kate Mulgrew Open Antony and Cleopatra in Hartford Oct. 8 John Douglas Thompson and Kate Mulgrew star as the great lovers of the ancient world Antony and Cleopatra. Shakespeare's tragedy about love and power opens at Hartford Stage Oct. 8.

Kate Mulgrew and John Douglas Thompson
Kate Mulgrew and John Douglas Thompson Photo by T. Charles Erickson

Tina Landau directs the work that will run through Nov. 7 with Thompson (The Emperor Jones) and Mulgrew (Tea at Five) in the titular roles.

The cast also features Broadway's Tony Yazbeck as Alexas, Scott Parkinson as Caesar, Keith Randolph Smith as Enobarus, Kimberly Hebert Gregory as Charmian, Kendra Underwood was Octavia, Chivonne Michelle Floyd as Iras, Julio Monge as Soothsayer, Alex Cendese as Pompey, Christopher McHale as Ledipus, Sean Allan Krill as Agrippa, LeRoy McClain as Menas, Jake Green as Messenger, JP Qualters as Mardian, Freddie Lee Bennett as Eros and Michael Gregory.

Antony and Cleopatra has costume design by Anita Yavich, set design by Blythe Quinlan, lighting design by Scott Zielinski and sound design by Lindsay Jones.

According to Hartford Stage, the play "follows the relationship between Cleopatra and Mark Antony from the time of the Parthian War to Cleopatra’s suicide." Hartford Stage dramaturg Christopher Baker describes Antony and Cleopatra as "a sweeping play of love and war, opposing the stoic, well-ordered Rome with Cleopatra's expressive, emotional Egypt."

For tickets visit www.hartfordstage.org.

Hartford Stage is located at 50 Church Street in downtown Hartford, CT.

Tony Yazbeck and Kate Mulgrew
Tony Yazbeck and Kate Mulgrew Photo by T. Charles Erickson
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