Antony and Cleopatra

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Robert Richmond
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October 10 – November 19, 2017

"Cody Nickell and Shirine Babb beautifully embody the powerful lovers...and they command our attention as if by birthright” – The Washington Post

History’s greatest love story. Julius Caesar is no more and Mark Antony, at the peak of his political power, is ensconced in Egypt at the side of the irresistible Cleopatra. Torn between his military duty to the Roman Empire and his passionate love affair with Cleopatra, Antony finds himself engaged in both war and romance. Shakespeare’s epic encompasses politics and power, love and jealousy, alliance and misalliance.

The intimate setting of the Folger Theatre has been transformed to present this production in-the-round, offering greater intimacy to all of the action in Rome and in Egypt. 

Photo by Teresa Wood, Scenic Design by Tony Cisek.

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Running time for Antony and Cleopatra is approximately two hours including a fifteen minute intermission.

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Folger Theatre gratefully acknowledges the kind support of our sponsors. For a full list of sponsors for Antony and Cleopatra, please visit our Sponsors page.


Who's Who

Lepidus, Dolabella
Iras, Octavia
Soothsayer, Eros
Mark Antony
Octavius Caesar
Scenic Design
Costume Design
Lighting Design
Music Composition and Sound Design
Wig Design
New York Casting
Folger Casting
Production Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager

Hear more from the Stage Director Talk with Robert Richmond.


Hear more from the Pre-Show Discussion with Folger Shakespeare Library Director Michael Witmore.