Here, Serpent gives us Antony and Cleopatra stranded, queer, and outside of time. This experimental text integrates Shakespeare’s treatment of their heroic story with the recurring, urgent, contemporary themes of desire and the erosion of the distinction between public and private life. The performers court death and each other, seeking their own power. Antony, clinging, lonely and earnest, and Cleopatra, lush, elegant, operatic, lead us to a vision which is both new and eternal. A vision of who our heroes and our lovers are, how they are erased, and how they survive.
Tickets: $15 in advance, $18 at the door, $12 students / seniors / ID NYC in advance, $15 students / seniors / ID NYC at the door