Olympus: The Greco-Roman Collections of Berlin
Shakespeare in the Ruins: Antony and Cleopatra
Begins: Wednesday July 8, 2015 Begins: Wednesday July 8, 2015 Begins: Thursday July 9, 2015 Begins: Thursday July 9, 2015
A special edited presentation by Shakespeare in the Ruins of this classic tale of mature love and imperial conquest. Set against the backdrop of pre-confederation Manitoba, the story will move you through the WAG… literally. The classical tale is right at home at the WAG, running alongside the Gallery’s current blockbuster exhibition: Olympus: The Greco-Roman Collections of Berlin.
Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra follows the relationship of Cleopatra and Mark Antony from the time of the Sicilian revolt to the final war of the Roman Republic. The story of mature love and imperial conquest is full of passion, jealousy, war, and poisonous death. This first-ever Shakespeare in the Ruins performance at the WAG brings the production to the contemporary stage by placing it against the backdrop of Manitoba’s fur trade.
Following a successful opening run at the Ruins, SIR's Antony & Cleopatra has been applauded as “beautifully acted and directed,” “marvellous,” and “noble.” The special production at the WAG borrows from the original, but is an all-new 45-minute presentation featuring new music and a new cast of four actors who will lead you through the WAG in SIR’s signature promenade style!
Although the show takes place outside of the Olympus galleries, ticket purchasers will receive a stamp on their Olympus Passport, allowing them to collect more stamps to win prizes including admission to the exhibition.
- $40, $32 for WAG members
- Cash bar for evening performances
- Purchase below or at the WAG front desk
** Online ticket sales have now closed. Please purchase at the WAG front desk or for more information call 204.786.6641 **