Antony and Cleopatra Sees Many Returns

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From left: George Morfogen with Kate Forbes in All’s Well That Ends Well, 2006; Laila Robins in her award-nominated performance in Sore Throats, 2006; John Douglas Thompson, Toi Perkins, and Christen Simon in Oroonoko.√Ǭ†

New York’s Off-Broadway community is surprisingly close-knit, with actors, designers, directors, and producers working together to produce theatre in many different roles over years, and sometimes decades.

In its 28 seasons, Theatre for a New Audience has worked with myriad artists, and our upcoming production of Antony and Cleopatra will include many of those long-time collaborators. Director Darko Tresnjak returns after staging last year’s acclaimed The Merchant of Venice with F. Murray Abraham. He also directed our 2006 production of All’s Well That Ends Well.

Laila Robins, who plays Cleopatra, returns after playing Judy in the 2006 production, Sore Throats. Her performance earned her a nomination for a 2007 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actress.

Other returning performers include Greg Derelian (Oliver Twist, Oroonoko), George Morfogen (All’s Well That Ends Well), Michael Rogers (Julius Caesar, Troilus and Cressida, King John, The Comedy of Errors, Othello), Matthew Schneck (The Merchant of Venice, The Jew of Malta), Christen Simon (The Merchant of Venice, The Jew of Malta, Oroonoko), John Douglas Thompson (Oroonoko), and Lisa Velten Smith (All’s Well That Ends Well).

Antony and Cleopatra opens for previews at The Duke on 42nd Street on March 22.  Visit http://duke.new42.org for tickets and show information.