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Antony and Cleopatra at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

 

William MacGregor (Antony) & Gillian English (Cleopatra). Photo credit Dahlia Katz

Where: Tallulah’s Cabaret at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (12 Alexander St)
When: September 26, 2012 – October 6, 2012
Cost: $25/$20 (students and arts workers); Fri PWYC. Available at www.buddiesinbadtimes.com and by phone at 416.975.8555

Details: Antony and Cleopatra, directed by Rosanna Saracino, uses Shakespeare’s text to highlight the struggles women continue to face in the modern world. Starring – Gillian English (Cleopatra), William MacGregor (Antony), Spencer Robson (Octavius), Katie Ribout (Octavia), Eric Lehman (Lepidus), Jason Thompson (Soothsayer), Nathan Bitton (Enobarbus), and Kyle Purcell, Ryan Kotack, Danie Friesen and Jessica Salguiero (Ensemble)

Theatre Elusive regrets to announce that due to other commitments, Danny Pagett has left the cast of its upcoming production of Antony and Cleopatra. The company is happy to note that he will be replaced in the role of Enobarbus by Nathan Bitton.

As part of Elusive’s mandate to address the current state of gender, identity, sexuality and equality issues through theatre, director Rosanna Saracino says she wants the play to address the profound social inequality of the sexes.

“Women are still vilified and have their power reduced to their sexual value, their appearance,” she says. “In a world where the battle for women’s reproductive rights and stories about rape still flood our newscasts, where women are still underrepresented in significant leadership roles politically and artistically, and where young women believe that sexualizing themselves in the most patriarchal and debased of ways equals power, we believe that Antony and Cleopatra still has a lot to say.”

Elusive’s production of the Shakespearean classic is the company’s most ambitious show to date, following its success with last season’s production of Mindy Kaling’s Matt & Ben at the Bathurst St Theatre and Mikaela Dyke’s Dying Hard at the Tarragon.

More Info: www.buddiesinbadtimes.com