Antony and Cleopatra at The New American Shakespeare Tavern


Antony and Cleopatra

$15 Previews June 5 & 6

Runs June 7-29, 2014

Directed by Jeff Watkins

The Tavern stage becomes Egypt and Rome to tell this story of a passion so legendary that it ignites battles and jeopardizes kingdoms, ultimately consuming its lovers and the entire ancient world. Even Brad and Angelina can’t top that.

A part of The Shakespeare Evolution Series: The Tragedies Join the cast and crew members for a lively Question and Answer session on Sunday June 15 after the show!

Marc Antony, triumvir – Matt Nitchie

Lepidus, triumvir – Troy Willis*

Octavius Caesar, triumvir – Jonathan Horne

Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt – Laura Cole

Charmian, Cleopatra’s Attendant – Amee Vyas*

Iras, Cleopatra’s Attendant – Rachel Frawley

Octavia, Caesar’s sister, Antony’s Wife – Mary Russell

Enobarbus, friend to Antony – Andrew Houchins*

Camidius, Lieutenant-General to Antony – Clarke Weigle

Diomedes, Cleopatra’s Attendant – Ralph Del Rosario

Pompey – Paul Hester*

Decretas, friend to Antony – Paul Hester*

Eros, friend to Antony – Doug Graham

Philo, friend to Antony – Joshua Diboll

Maecenas, friend to Caesar – Joshua Diboll

Dolabella, friend to Caesar – Nicholas Faircloth

Agrippa, friend to Caesar – Chris Rushing

Mardian, Cleopatra’s Attendant – Nicholas Faircloth

Seleucas, Cleopatra’s Attendant – Clarke Weigle

Alexas, Cleopatra’s Attendant – Drew Reeves*

Scarus, friend to Antony – Drew Reeves*

Demetrius, friend to Antony – Paul Hester*

Thidias, friend to Caesar – Paul Hester*

Proculeus, friend to Caesar – Troy Willis* Varrius – Mary Russell Ventidius – Nicholas Faircloth

Soothsayer – Rivka Levin*

Menecrates, friend to Pompey – Clarke Weigle

Menas, friend to Pompey – Doug Graham

Clown – Rivka Levin*

Musicians –Clarke Weigle, David Rood, Rivka Levin*
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States


Antony and Cleopatra

Mark Antony is one of the triumvirs, the three joint rulers of the Roman world. Cleopatra, in her Alexandrian palace, is Queen of Egypt. They are infatuated with each other; but Antony leaves Alexandria for Rome when he hears that Fulvia, his wife, has died, and that Pompey, son of Pompey the Great, has risen against Octavius Caesar.

In Rome, Antony patches up a quarrel by agreeing to marry Caesar’s sister, Octavia; the triumvirs attend a friendly feast in Pompey’s galley. Still, Antony will not relinquish Cleopatra; Caesar will not keep the peace with Pompey. Ultimately Caesar opposes Antony at Actium and in the sea-battle Cleopatra’s squadron flies. Antony is defeated. He wins the first day of land fighting but on a second day the Egyptian fleet surrenders.

After hearing a false report of Cleopatra’s death, and falling on his sword, Antony is borne, mortally wounded, to Cleopatra in her “monument” (or mausoleum). There he dies. Rather than be taken to Rome as a captive, she has herself arrayed in the royal robes and crown of Egypt and dies from the bite of an asp brought to her by a peasant. So she is found with her waiting-women, dead beside her; and Caesar orders, “She shall be buried by her Antony;/No grave upon the earth shall clip in it/A pair so famous.”

-from The Pocket Companion to Shakespeare’s Plays by J.C. Trewin

Performance days & times: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM, and Sundays at 6:30 PM.

Ticket Prices: Seating areas: Main Floor Seats, Box Seats (on floor) and Balcony Seats

Regular Ticket Prices:
Thurs night:

All regular (non-preview) Thursday shows are $20 for adults and $15 for students Except for A Christmas Carol when all Thursdays (except for the preview) are $24 Main/$20 Box/$15 Balcony
Friday night (and December 17, 18, 23 (2pm):

Main: $32

Box: $26

Balcony: $22


Saturday night (and December 20, 21, 22, 23 (7:30pm) and February 14, 2014:

Main: $36

Box: $30

Balcony: $24


Sunday night:

Main: $28

Box: $22

Balcony: $15

An 8% sales tax is added on top of all purchases made at The Shakespeare Tavern.

Discount Ticket Options: $15 for Previews (unless otherwise noted);.

Student/Educator prices: $5 off per price level per night except in the Balcony on Thursdays and Sundays.

Not valid on Saturday nights.

$14 for 10am matinees.

$3 off for Military, Seniors, Groups of 10 or more, except in the Balcony on Thursdays and Sundays. Promotional discount offers are not valid closing weekend of a performance.

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For information on:

The Shakespeare Club Program and Flex Pass: call or email The Tavern Box Office at 404.874.5299 or or visit our website at

Education Programs and Workshops: call or email Laura Cole, Education Director at 404-874-5299, X58 or

Volunteer Opportunities: call or email Suzanne Mercer, Volunteer Coordinator at

404-874-5299, X59 or

Accessibility and The Shakespeare Tavern: The Shakespeare Tavern is handicapped accessible. Please let the box office know if you have any special needs that we should be aware of in order to make your Shakespeare Tavern experience the very best we can. Our handicapped entrance ramp/parking is located directly behind our building. Once you turn onto Renaissance Parkway from Peachtree Street, you will turn right onto Courtland Street. The Tavern’s back entrance will be immediately on your right once you clear the building on the corner and the traffic poles. The turn comes up quickly, so please drive slowly. Handicapped parking is directly in front of the ramp, behind our building.

Location: The New American Shakespeare Tavern is located at 499 Peachtree Street, NE, just four blocks south of The Fox Theater and directly across the street from Emory University Hospital Midtown.

Parking: In the evening, we recommend parking in the Emory University Hospital Midtown Parking Deck located directly across the street from the front doors of The Shakespeare Tavern on Peachtree Street. Regular parking price is $5.

DO NOT park on Pine Street or in the empty parking lots on Pine Street. Your car might be booted if you park in these lots.

Food and Beverage Service: The Tavern opens one hour and fifteen minutes before the performance for food and beverage service. Chef for a Night provides a British-pub-style menu for dinner. The Tavern has a beer, wine, coffee, tea, and soft drink bar that serves Bass and Guinness on tap.

Seating and Box Office: Seating is done on a “first come, first served” basis within each designated section. Table seating is limited however all seats can accommodate food and beverages. For reservations or more information, call or email The Tavern Box Office at 404.874.5299 or or order tickets on-line at