Antony and Cleopatra
Presented by Wichita Shakespeare Company
The Wichita Shakespeare Company (WSC) opens its 2018 Shakespeare-in-the-Park series with Antony and Cleopatra. After the assassination of Caesar, the powerful Mark Antony has all but abandoned Rome for a carefree life in Egypt with Cleopatra. Their bliss can’t last, however, as Antony is forced into a political marriage with Octavius Caesar’s sister. Caught between his love for Cleopatra and his responsibility to his country, the passionate natures of both Antony and Cleopatra lead to military failure and ultimately, to the lovers’ tragic end.
The play is directed by veteran WSC director, Zoe Burke. The impressive cast assembled for the show includes Delno Ebie as Antony, Alison Chambers as Cleopatra, Ezra Reeves as Octavius Caesar, and Peter Emery as Enobarbus. Additional members of the cast include Viviano Legorreta, Khyah Van Es, Kaitlyn Neises, Regan Bazzelle, Preston Bussard, Jill Herbert, Dan Schuster, Lisa Segard, Anna Bohr, Matt Gurley, Amy Ruppert, Abby Christensen, and Jeremy Buoy.
All shows will begin at 7:00 pm, with an approximate running time of two hours. As always, the play is performed free to all audiences but donations are accepted and appreciated. Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating and, of course, bug spray. Shakespeare-in-the-Park returns to the very popular Central Riverside, College Hill, and Buffalo parks in Wichita. Parks in Derby, Andover, and Park City complete the schedule. Additionally, a special inside performance will be held at
the Wichita Scottish Rite. Seating will be provided for the inside performance. In the event of inclement weather, there will be a message posted at 6 pm on the WSC line (316-655-2017) alerting if the show has been cancelled for that evening.
Exact park/performance locations and dates are as follows:
June 8 th …College Hill Park, Wichita
June 9 th …Hap McLean Park, Park City
June 10 th …Andover Central Park, Andover
June 15 th …Central Riverside Park, Wichita
June 16 th …College Hill Park, Wichita
June 17 th …Buffalo Park, Wichita
June 22 nd …Central Riverside Park, Wichita
June 23 rd …Hand Park, Derby
June 24 th …Wichita Scottish Rite
For additional information regarding this show or press release, please contact Zoe Burke at (316) 516-1911.