“Anthony and Cleopatra,” by William Shakespeare, directed by Charlene V. Smith, will be staged July 7 through Aug. 30 at Cumston Hall, at 796 Main St. in Monmouth.

Performance times are 7 p.m. July 7, 8, 16, 20, Aug. 4, 12 and 20; 7 p.m. July 24; and 1 pm. July 31 and Aug. 4.

Reason and judgement prove no match for the tsunami of mutual passion engulfing Mark Antony, one of the three joint rulers of the Roman Republic, and Cleopatra, the powerful Queen of Egypt. Surrendering everything to their desires, they open the floodgates to a civil conflict that will shake the very foundations of their world. Shakespeare’s dark and intimate portrait of this storied affair features some of the most transcendent poetry on love and loss in the cannon.

Tickets cost $37, $32 for seniors, and $23 for students.

For tickets, or more information, call 207-933-9999, email [email protected] or visit theateratmonmouth.org.

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