THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Three-Time Tony Nominee Mark Bramble Shares His Theatregoing Experiences
21 Aug 2013
Judi Dench as Cleopatra in Shakespeare's Antony And Cleopatra at the National Theatre
"Recently I saw a photograph of this performance, and it wasn't at all what I remembered. Oh, the costume was the same and the wig was the same, but it was Judi Dench in costume, looking slightly uncomfortable. In performance at the Olivier Theatre she was Cleopatra, she was a goddess. The most beautiful woman in the world. The sexiest woman in the world. Miss Dench created a sensual and cunning creature who dominated the vast stage with the slightest gesture and simply took your breath away."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.