Antony and Cleopatra

Photo by Rachel Landon

Details

Thu., March 16, 8 p.m., Fri., March 17, 3 p.m., Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m., March 23-25, 8 p.m., Mon., March 27, 8 p.m., March 29-31, 8 p.m., Sat., April 1, 8 p.m. and Sun., April 2, 3 p.m. Continues through April 8 2017
$20 to 30

Location Info:

Obsidian Theater
3522 White Oak Dr.
Houston, Texas  77007
832-889-7837
Drop Shakespeare’s original power couple into a postapocalyptic dystopia reminiscent of Mad Max: Fury Road and you’ve got Obsidian Theater’s production of Antony and Cleopatra, presented in association with Standing Room Only Productions. “To us, to everybody, they’re not people; they’re this love archetype,” says Tom Stell, the Antony to Whitney Zangarine’s Cleo. “[But] I don’t think it’s a big stretch to say that she doesn’t love him quite as much as he loves her. I think that’s where some of the tragedy is — it’s not an equilateral love affair.” Stell says Obsidian has cut the show down to a modern size (out go all the trade negotiations, he jokes), leaving their relationship and the conflict around them. “You’re in the boardrooms and you’re in the bedrooms of these people.”

8 p.m. Saturday. Also 8 p.m. March 16-17, 23-25, 27, 29-31 and April 1, 6-8; 3 p.m. April 2. Obsidian Art Space, 3522 White Oak. For information, call 713-300-2358 or 832-889-7837 or visit obsidiantheater.org. $20 to $30.

[Organizer's Description:]

Obsidian Theater brings to life this classic that is rarely produced in modern times. ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA tells the story of a master of the Roman Empire who risks everything for the love of one of history's most fascinating women. Don't miss Shakespeare's tale of political intrigue, betrayal, lust, romance and war. A love story that transcends the ages, ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA has been reimagined by director Sam Martinez; this beautiful, intricate and sweeping epic comes to life with a stellar cast that stars Whitney Zangerine as Cleopatra and Tom Stell (Houston Press’ Best Actor 2016) as Antony. Performance dates are March 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 27, 29, 30, 31 and April 1, 6, 7 and 8 at 8:00pm and April 2 at 3:00pm. Obsidian Art Space is located at 3522 White Oak in the heart of the Heights and the White Oak dining and entertainment district. Tickets are $30 for Adults and $25 for Students and Seniors To purchase tickets to Antony and Cleopatra please visit http://www.obsidiantheater.org or call (832) 889-7837 for more information
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