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Antony and Cleopatra October 11-15 at MSSU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 22, 2011
 
Southern Theatre
(417) 625-9393
 
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(Left to Right) Dr. James Lile, Amber Juilan, Ashley Trotnic, Caleb Smith
rehearse a scene from Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra.

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
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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.

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Antony and Cleopatra

Cast List    

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    

ARKANSAS
Prairie Grove
Caleb Smith
Junior, Secondary Education Major  

KANSAS
Pittsburg
Zach Freisberg
Senior
Theatre major  

MISSOURI
Billings
Caleb Camerer
Junior
Theatre major  

Carl Junction
Dyanne Lile
Sophomore
Vocal Music major  

Jackson
Amber Julian
Senior
Theatre major  

Joplin
Zach Bradley
Sophomore
Theatre major  

Hunter Dowell
Junior
Theatre major  

Mollie Sanders
Freshman
Theatre major  

Ashley Trotnic
Senior
Theatre major  

Hollister
Chelsea Jones
Senior
Public Relations/Theatre major  

Kansas City
Jake Swaney
Freshman
Vocal Music major  

Mt. Vernon
Trenton Henderson
Senior
English/Creative Writing major 

Neosho
Shelley Keezer
Sophomore
Theatre major  

Rolla
Kayla Curran
Senior
Theatre/English major  

Seneca
Kyle Grover
Junior
Theatre major 

St. Louis
Sam Hydar
Junior
Theatre major  

OKLAHOMA
Miami
David Duncan
Senior
Theatre major