Dorn Takes on Antony

Back in December, TrekToday reported that The Next Generation’s Michael Dorn was set to star in Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra; and recently, the actor spoke about the play, explaining why he took on the role.

“It’s kind of a wild thing,” he said. “I was looking for some change in my career. I love Shakespeare, so doing it was really important to me.”

In Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, “The victors of Rome’s civil war have divided the Empire amongst themselves and Marc Antony has traveled to exotic Egypt to take up rule over his corner of the globe. There he encounters Egypt’s mysterious monarch, the irresistibly entrancing Cleopatra. Their impassioned affair ultimately pits their two countries against each other and will change the face of the ancient world forever.”

According to Dorn, Marc Antony is “a guy who has a lot of self-doubt. If you said that to any scholar, they’d say ‘What are you talking about?’ But something profound has happened to him — he has fallen in love with Cleopatra.”

Antony and Cleopatra will be performed at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center in Orlando, Florida. Previews take place March 29-30, and the play will officially open on March 31, running through April 30.

On April 9, there will be an Evening with Michael Dorn, where Dorn will “discuss is life and work with Orlando Shakes artistic director Jim Helsinger.” The discussion will be followed by a short Q&A session. The event will take place at 7 PM at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center and cost between $30-60. A special $250 VIP ticket will includes drinks and a post-show reception with Dorn.

See Orlandoshakes.org for more information and to purchase tickets.

Source: The Orlando Sentinel

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