FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 22, 2011
JOPLIN, MO (SNS) – The play Antony and Cleopatra, written by William Shakespeare, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11-15 in the Bud Walton Black Box Theatre at Missouri Southern State University.
Dr. James Lile directs the play, this semester’s Egypt-themed production.
* A popular public figure enmeshed in an extramarital relationship.
* A calculating politician seeking to control the government.
* A region in turmoil as leaders jockey for positions of influence.
Are these current headlines from CNN? No. These are top stories from the late first century BCE in which this tragedy by Shakespeare is set.
Mark Antony was a Roman general and one of the three men (triumvirs) who ruled Rome after the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 B.C. Cleopatra was Pharaoh of Egypt. Many consider the role of Cleopatra one of the most complex female roles in all of Shakespeare's works.
Admission is free for students, faculty and staff, $3 for adults and $1 for senior citizens and non-MSSU students.
The Southern Theatre box office opens on Monday, October 3, 2011. Box office hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. For reservations, call the MSSU Box Office at (417) 625-3190.
For theatre production information, contact Southern Theatre at (417) 625-9393.
For accommodations related to a disability contact Terri Spencer at (417) 625-9393 at least 72 hours before the program.
Antony and Cleopatra
Antony – Caleb Smith
Cleopatra – Ashley Trotnic
Enobarbus – Caleb Camerer
Octavius – Jake Swaney
Octavia – Chelsea Jones
Charmian – Mollie Sanders
Iras – Dyanne Lile
Alexas – Kayla Curran
Mardian – Shelley Keezer
Agrippa – Sam Hydar
Eros – Kyle Grover
Soothsayer, Clown – Amber Julian
Canidius, Thyreus, Proculeius – Zach Freisberg
Demetrius, Euphronius, Dercetas – David Duncan
Philo, Messenger, Dolabella – Zach Bradley
Messenger, Lepidus, Diomedes, Soldier – Hunter Dowell
Maecenas, Soldier – Trenton Henderson
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