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Antony and Cleopatra

What the Critics Said

Darren Bridgett and soothsayer, Charmain and Iris in Antonly and Cleopatra

" Managing director Lesley Schisgall Currier's staging keeps the story in period and the action crisp....But in the end it all comes back to a mad romance between two charismatic leaders, heedless of consequences. Whenever all the war and statecraft subsides to bring us back to that story, Greene's headstrong Antony and Pizzo's formidable Cleopatra make it an affair to remember."

-- Sam Hurwitt, Marin IJ

Antony and Cleopatra - Marin Shakespeare 2010

"It begins as a charming sex farce, with Marcia Pizzo's queen and Marvin Greene's general partying on in Egypt.

Denial on the Nile it may be, but Cleopatra's kittenish charms are catnip to the aging tomcat. Director Leslie [sic] Schisgall Currier wisely keeps the tragedy-to-come off in the wings, and even audiences that know this love affair won't end well can delight in the onstage hijinks of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra.

Romans on the Ship - 2010 Antony and Cleopatra is in the longer second act that the actors get to show their dramatic mettle. Greene is impressive as his Antony gets pushed to the wall and, finally, realizes that he has lost it all—his love, his reputation and his manhood. As Greene delivers his painful confessions, we finally see the hero underneath the handsome lounge lizard.

Cape for Antony and Cleopatra

Pizzo embodies the description by Enobarbus: 'Age cannot wither nor custom stale her infinite variety.' Along with her faithful handmaidens Iras (Lori Dorfman) and Charmian (Alexandra Matthew), she wrings subtle emotional changes throughout. The actor has help from costumer Abra Berman, whose colorful designs are varied enough for a runway show. The final cape is fantastic, reflecting the world that the two lovers could have ruled—if they hadn't been so busy making love.

Currier keeps the alternating scenes of love and war clean; and, although we hate leaving Pizzo, Dorfman and Matthew as they play fun games, Lopez-Morillas and Elsman bring on a refreshing show of male passion."

-- Lee Brady, Pacific Sun


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