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Coming Soon: Q&A with Barry Avrich & screening of “Antony and Cleopatra.”

Screen Shot 2015-05-07 at 5.51.46 PMStratford Festival’s Antony and Cleopatra starring Geraint Wyn Davies and Yanna McIntosh premières May 21 in cinemas throughout Canada, U.S.

The steamy story of a midlife affair that shook the foundations of the ancient world comes to vivid life in the Stratford Festival production of Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, starring Geraint Wyn Davies and Yanna McIntosh as the powerful rulers whose insatiable love leads to the greatest of tragedies. Director Gary Griffin paints an unforgettable landscape depicting the devastation wrought by the heart’s transgressions.

Filmed in spectacular HD under the direction of Barry AvrichAntony and Cleopatra premières in cinemas throughout Canada and the U.S. on May 21. The Canadian encore screening is on June 7. U.S. encore dates vary. For more information visit

“Yanna McIntosh makes Cleopatra the consummate sexual manipulator, 

proud of her talents, furious when they fail her.”

Robert Cushman, National Post

“Geraint Wyn Davies offers us an Antony of boundless charm and eternal optimism.”

Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star

Antony and Cleopatra reminds us that sexuality is all too often wasted on the young. 

Its hero and heroine are old enough to know better. Nonetheless, they crash and burn

in a sea of intense, obsessive, sexual desire — before our very eyes.”

Robert Reid, The Record

Antony and Cleopatra has two of Shakespeare’s most soaring characters, 

and the kind of final love-death sequence that great art thrives on.”

Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star

Antony and Cleopatra is produced by Melbar Entertainment Group in association with the Stratford Festival, Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino, and Executive Producers Barry AvrichAnita Gaffney and Michael A. Levine.

This production is part of a massive initiative by the Stratford Festival, North America’s leading classical theatre company, to capture all of Shakespeare’s plays over the next 10 years. The series, which began with the Stratford Festival’s critically acclaimed production of King Lear in February, followed by King John in April and now Antony and Cleopatra, will ultimately create the first North American collection of the complete works of William Shakespeare.