SEPTEMBER 24 - 27, 2020

Abena Takyi in Antony and Cleopatra at the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival

Antony and Cleopatra

by William Shakespeare

Actors from around the world gather at Town Hall for one performance that captures this year’s biggest ideas and themes, conceived by curator David Kaplan.
directed by David Kaplan

featuring Abena Takyi, Robertson Dean, TC Meltem, Marcel Meyer, and Everett Quinton


Provincetown, Massachusetts


This show was presented Sept 24, 2017
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Robertson Dean as Marc Antony at the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival. Photo by Ride Hamilton

Who owns the right to tell your story – and how will history remember you as a result? These questions swirl at the heart of Shakespeare’s tragic romance in a stripped-down production of the first three acts, directed by Festival Curator David Kaplan with an international cast.

Starring Robertson Dean (from last year’s Kirche, Küche, Kinder) as Marc Antony, and Cleopatras from around the world: TC Meltem from the National Theatre of Turkey, Abena Takyi from the National Drama Company of Ghana, and Everett Quinton from New York City’s Ridiculous Theatrical Company. A constellation of Festival actors fills out the cast. 

In Antony and Cleopatra, the act of history-making is as bold an endeavor as love-making, and more lasting. The play is the key to the Festival’s theme: exploring the reconciliation of opposites such as male and female, Rome and Egypt, modernity and tradition, love and death, and the mix of farce and tragedy we live with in America today.

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