Antony & Cleopatra

by William Shakespeare
adapted by Tarell Alvin McCraney

January 10 – February 9, 2014

Antony & Cleopatra


Synopsis

We collaborated with two of the world’s most prestigious theaters – The Public in NYC and the Royal Shakespeare Company in the UK – on what was one of the most exciting cultural events in our city’s history! Adapted and directed by Miami’s own award-winning playwright, Tarell Alvin McCraney, the production is set on the eve of the Haitian Revolution against the French. It opened at Stratford-upon-Avon and then transfered to Miami Beach – where our audiences saw it at the COLONY THEATRE on Lincoln Road – before it moved to The Public in New York. We also presented free morning performances for thousands of Miami-Dade County Public School students.

Who’s Who

The Cast

Mark Antony, a triumvir of Rome: JONATHAN CAKE
Enobarbus, a follower of Antony: CHUKWUDI IWUJI
Eros, a follower of Antony: CHIVAS MICHAEL
Scarus, a follower of Antony: ASH HUNTER
Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt: JOAQUINA KALUKANGO
Charmian, Cleopatra’s attendant: SARAH NILES
Iras, Cleopatra’s attendant: CHARISE CASTRO SMITH
Mardian, a eunuch: CHIVAS MICHAEL
Octavius Caesar, a triumvir of Rome: SAMUEL COLLINGS
Lepidus, a triumvir of Rome: HENRY STRAM
Octavia, sister to Octavius & later wife of Mark Antony: CHARISE CASTRO SMITH
Agrippa, follower of Octavius Caesar: IAN LASSITER
Proculeius, follower of Octavius Caesar: HENRY STRAM
Thyreus, follower of Octavius Caesar: IAN LASSITER
Pompey, a rebel against the triumvirs: ASH HUNTER
Menas, a follower of Pompey: SARAH NILES
Soothsayer: CHIVAS MICHAEL

Creative Team

Director: TARELL ALVIN McCRANEY
Design: TOM PIPER
Lighting Design: STEPHEN STRAWBRIDGE
Music and Orchestrations: MICHAEL THURBER
Movement: GELAN LAMBERT
Dramaturgs: JAMES SHAPIRO, CATHERINE SHEEHY
Fights: TERRY KING
Company Text and Voice Work: DAVID CAREY
Assistant Directors: AUDREY SHEFFIELD, AWOYE TIMPO
Music Director: AKINTAYO AKINBODE
Casting: HEIDI GRIFFITHS, HANNAH MILLER CDG, JORDAN THALER
Literary Manager: PIPPA HILL
RSC Commissioning Dramaturg: JEANIE O’HARE
Production Managers: JIM SZEKELY, DAVID TANQUERAY
Costume Supervisor: JANET BENCH
Production Stage Manager: EVANGELINE ROSE WHITLOCK
Assistant Stage Manager: MARTHA MAMO
Photographer for RSC: HUGO GLENDINNING


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Joaquina Kalukango as Cleopatra and Jonathan Cake as Mark Antony

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Henry Stram as Lepidus and Jonathan Cake as Mark Antony

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Chivas Michael as Mardian and Joaquina Kalukango as Cleopatra

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Chuckwudi Iwuji as Enobarbus, Jonathan Cake as Antony and Ian Lassiter as Thyreus

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Charise Castro Smith as Octavia and Samuel Collings as Octavius Caesar

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Ash Hunter as Alexas, Charise Castro Smith as Iras, Sarah Niles as Charmian and Chuckwudi Iwuji as Enobarbus

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Chuckwudi Iwuji as Enobarbus

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Joaquina Kalukango as Cleopatra, Charise Castro Smith as Iras and Sarah Niles as Charmian

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Charise Castro Smith as Octavia and Jonathan Cake as Mark Antony

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Chuckwudi Iwuji as Enobarbus and the cast of Antony and Cleopatra

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Ash Hunter as Alexas, Charise Castro Smith as Iras, Sarah Niles as Charmian and Chuckwudi Iwuji as Enobarbus

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Joaquina Kalukango as Cleopatra and Jonathan Cake as Mark Antony

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Chuckwudi Iwuji as Enobarbus and Ash Hunter as Pompey

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Samuel Collings as Octavius Caesar and Chuckwudi Iwuji as Enobarbus

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Sarah Niles as Charmian, Joaquina Kalukango as Cleopatra, Chivas Michael as Soothsayer and Charise Castro Smith as Iras


photography by Hugo Glendinning