Theater, City Picks

Antony and Cleopatra

When: Thu., Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Aug. 19, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Aug. 20, 7:30 p.m., Sun., Aug. 21, 3 p.m., Thu., Sept. 1, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Sept. 2, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Sept. 3, 7:30 p.m., Sun., Sept. 4, 3 p.m., Mon., Sept. 5, 7:30 p.m. and Tue., Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m. 2011

What if in Saturday Night Fever, John Travolta suddenly broke out into a Shakespearean sonnet? If this sounds appealing to you, you’ll want to see the College of Charleston’s disco take on Antony and Cleopatra, where the characters will sing and dance to the hits of the musical era. As part of its 15th annual Shakespeare Project, the theater department will present Shakespeare’s play, adapted by director J.A. Ball, telling the tragic tale of Mark Antony and Egyptian Queen Cleopatra with a twist. The Shakespeare Project, which has presented 24 productions, was founded in the summer of 1997 and is currently the only theater group in Charleston that produces Shakespeare regularly. We bet Travolta would have made an excellent Antony in the actor’s heyday.

Jessica Maggart

Price: $15, $10/CofC students, faculty, and staff


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