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The Cat Theatre
254 Veterans Way, Carmel, IN 46032
October 22nd - October 31st

“Stirr'd by Cleopatra. Now, for the Love of Love and her soft hours, Let's not confound the time with conference harsh: There's not a minute of our lives should stretch without some pleasure now.”
-Antony and Cleopatra

 Journey with the Soothsayer, as Bard Fest steps into one of the most colossal yet personal love stories of history. The two lovers’ passion ignites and changes an entire world. Cleopatra and Antony’s destinies are still felt today.

Nasrullah  Mambrol  writes , "If Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth conclude with the prescribed pity and terror, Anthony and Cleopatra ends very differently with pity and triumph, as the title lovers, who have  lost  the  world,  enact  a  kind  of  triumphant  marriage  in  death.  Losing  everything,  they  manage  to  win  much more  by  choosing  love  over  worldly  power."

"A.C. Bradley considered only four of Shakespeare's characters to be inexhaustible, Hamlet, Cleopatra, Falstaff, and Iago....of Shakespeare's representations of women, Cleopatra's is the most subtle and formidable."  --  Harold Bloom

Mr Darin Richart
& Ms Afton Shepard
as Antony and Cleopatra


Directed by
Mr Ryan T Shelton

Produced by
Mr Jeff Bick
Mr John Clair 
Ms Nan Macy
Mr JB Scoble 
Mr Kevin Robertson 
Max McCreary
& Mr Glenn Dobbs

Made possible by a generous grant from 
Indy Politics
and Carmel Arts Grant

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Covid Statement

Like many organizations in our community, Bard fest is updating our mask policy in response to the Delta Variant and new CDC recommendations. As of Sunday, August 8, masks will be required indoors for all visitors and audience members. Thank you to everyone for respecting our Covid-19 protocols and for your support of Bard Fest and our community.

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