The acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, A Noise Within (ANW), says Shakespeare’s ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA will showcase on opening night on Saturday, March 3 and close on Sunday, May 13, 2012. Representatives say the production is directed by ANW’s Producing Artistic Directors Julia Rodriguez-Elliott and Geoff Elliott, with original music by composer Laura Karpman.
Officials say Antony and Cleopatra was an early choice for A Noise Within’s inaugural Pasadena season in the company’s permanent new home. They say with it’s history and sweeping love story, the play is undeniably one of the most challenging works in the Shakespeare canon to bring to the stage.
Quoted from a A Noise Within’s press release, Elliott and Rodriguez-Elliott state, “Until now, we just didn’t have the physical capability to give this play, with its many battle scenes and great surround, the grandness it deserves. ” They note, “The depth of our new theatre has opened up tremendous artistic possibilities.”
ANW officials say a “Pay What You Can” date, will be available on Thursday, March 1. They say this date will allow patrons to purchase tickets for what they can afford.