Antony and Cleopatra
Bard City presents a new version of Shakespeare’s Roman Tragedy Antony and Cleopatra – rehearsed in a week! This dynamic edit puts the actors at the core of the storytelling and focuses on the power of the ensemble. Our company of actors–students of our Sunday Shakespeare Workout course led by RSC Associate Director Owen Horsley–will embark on a rehearsal process on Sunday, March 18 and present the play the following Sunday!
This Shakespearean tragedy of history’s most famous lovers has fascinated audiences for centuries as it captures these larger than life leaders at the end of their reign; Cleopatra’s rule over the world through her beauty is fading while Antony is losing his grip of power over the Roman Empire. This production explores the extremes of lust, envy, betrayal, victory and loss and promises to be an exciting, alive night at the theater.
Sunday, Mar 25, 7pm
Run time: 1 hour, 45 minutes
Admission is free, but rsvp required.
Owen was Associate Director on the RSC King and Country Tour and worked with Artistic Director Gregory Doran on Richard II and Henry IV Part 1 and 2 and Henry V from 2013-16.
Owen is also an Associate Director for Cheek by Jowl. He was Assistant Director to Declan Donnellan on The Changeling (2006), Cymbeline (2007), Troilus and Cressida (2008), Macbeth (2009-11) and ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore (2011-13) becoming Associate Director in 2010. Owen co-directed the 2013 tour of ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore.
Other directing credits include The Two Noble Kinsmen (RWCMD), Outside on the Street (Edinburgh Fringe and Arcola), Antony and Cleopatra, Lysistrata, As You Like It (Guildhall School of Music and Drama), and Hungry Heart (RADA).
In 2008 Owen formed Eyestrings Theatre Company with his production of Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II at St Andrew’s Crypt in Holborn. Further work with Eyestrings include In Bed With Messalina (Courtyard Theatre), See What I See (St Clements Mental Hospital), and The Duchess of Malfi (Southwark Playhouse and UK Tour).
Owen also works extensively in Europe. He has led workshops in Spain, Italy, Luxembourg and France. Owen’s first Spanish production, The Malcontent, opened at the Almagro Festival in August 2011 before transferring to Madrid.