Most recently seen on the New York Stage in The Emperor Jones at the Irish Repertory Theatre and Broadway's Cyrano de Bergerac, Thompson (currently in Classic Stage Company's The Forest) will portray Mark Antony in the romantic drama that will be staged by Tina Landau. Mulgrew (Tea at Five, Equus) was previously announced to star as Cleopatra.
Antony and Cleopatra will run Oct. 7-Nov. 7. Complete casting and designers will be announced shortly.
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."
Single tickets for Antony and Cleopatra go on sale July 1. Season subscriptions are now available by visiting www.hartfordstage.org.
Hartford Stage is located at 50 Church Street in downtown Hartford, CT.