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Jonathan Cake and Joaquina Kalukango Open in Antony and Cleopatra Off-Broadway

The Public Theater production of Shakespeare's tragedy is adapted by Tarrel Alvin McCraney. logo
Joaquina Kalukango (center) is joined by cast members Sarah Niles (left) and Charise Castro Smith (right) for an opening night photo.
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Tarell Alvin McCraney's new version of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, an international collaboration between the Royal Shakespeare Company and Miami's GableStage that is currently running at The Public Theater's Anspacher Theater, celebrated its opening night on March 5. Starring Jonathan Cake and Joaquina Kalukango in the title roles, the production resets Shakespeare's drama in 18th century Saint-Domingue on the eve of revolution. Joining Cake and Kalukango in the company are a mixture of American and British actors including Charise Castro Smith, Ian Lassiter, Chivas Michael, Henry Stram, Samuel Collings, Ash Hunter, Chukwudi Iwuji, and Sarah Niles.

Jonathan Cake takes on the role of Mark Antony in Shakespeare's tragedy.
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Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis celebrate Antony and Cleopatra.
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Public Theater Board Chair Arielle Tepper Madover and Public Theater Executive Director Patrick Willingham attend the opening-night festivities.
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