June 26 - Nov 30

Antony and Cleopatra Zoe Speas

Et tu, brute?

Two great leaders entangle themselves and their nations in one great big romantic mess.


Dr. Ralph Presents | 5:00 p.m. Before Each Friday Performance

Discovery Space Workshop | Sunday, June 30, July 21, Sept 1, and more, at 11:00am

Talkback Thursdays |

Contains some adult content. ASC welcomes children age 7+

Runs approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes

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Stuff That Happens

Before The Play

  • George Bernard Shaw’s Caesar and Cleopatra, part of ASC’s 2019 Summer: Festival Season.
  • William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, part of ASC’s 2019 Summer: Festival Season.

During the Play

  • In Egypt, Cleopatra and Mark Antony are drunk in love, while a Roman in Antony’s army complains that Cleopatra has changed him.
  • Messengers bring bad news to Antony: his wife Fulvia and his brother joined forces to battle Octavius Caesar, and Fulvia is now dead from illness. Antony returns to Rome, despite Cleopatra’s protests.
  • Octavius rails on Antony after receiving word that Pompey’s son has rebelled.
  • In Egypt, Cleopatra is happy to receive word from Antony and asks her women if she ever loved Julius Caesar as much as she loves Antony.
  • At sea, Pompey is discouraged to discover that Antony has unexpectedly returned to Rome from Egypt.
  • In Rome, Agrippa suggests that Antony marry Octavius’s sister, Octavia, to help heal their rift; Antony agrees after being chided about Cleopatra.
  • After meeting Octavia, Antony hears the warning of the Soothsayer about Octavius: “if thou dost play with him at any game, thou art sure to lose.”
  • In Egypt, a messenger tells Cleopatra that Antony has married Octavia; Cleopatra beats the messenger.
  • Battles, comedy, tragedy, and new heaven ensue.