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Antony and Cleopatra

A Noise Within
3352 E Foothill Blvd Pasadena

Two towering figures with spirits as expansive as planets are caught in each other's orbit, unable to break away from an irresistible yet deadly embrace...

Thru - May 13, 2012



Price: $40-$52

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 626-356-3100

www.anoisewithin.org


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  Review Round-Up

Los Angeles Times - Recommended

"...In their kaleidoscopic staging, co-directors Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott provide color and movement in abundance. And like it we do."
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F. Kathleen Foley


LA Weekly - Recommended

"...Fast-paced and chaotic, A Noise Within’s production plays up the comedy and passions of its star-crossed lovers at the expense of its dramatic civil war plotline, in which Antony’s loyalties are split between his Egyptian mistress and his country."
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Pauline Adamek


Backstage - Recommended

"...Directors Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott have achieved a frequently enthralling production driven by two stellar lead performances and a viscerally exciting look and feel. Despite occasional lapses in pacing, this is an intellectually stimulating and visually appealing take on the classic tragedy."
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Les Spindle


Stage and Cinema - Somewhat Recommended

"...A Noise Within’s Antony and Cleopatra is an entertaining, though flawed, production."
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Barnaby Hughes


LA Splash - Not Recommended

"...This Noises Within production had style but no substance. Sitting through and watching this production was a gruelling experience for me."
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Sanjini Bhakta


Stage Scene LA - Not Recommended

"...Ultimately, we end up without lovers or a love story to get excited about or involved with."
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Steven Stanley


StageHappenings.com - Recommended

"...Under the direction of Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott, the production was vivid and engaging."
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Elyse Cook


LA Stage Times - Recommended

"...And for those of us who were underwhelmed by A Noise Within’s first two productions in Pasadena last fall, Antony and Cleopatra is the long-awaited show that clearly justifies the move and its surrounding hoopla."
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Don Shirley


On Stage Los Angeles - Somewhat Recommended

"...Thankfully, the Elliotts have included some wonderful physical action with soldiers and pirates swinging on ropes and finally hoisting poor Antony up to Cleopatra as he dies. Serious cutting might have let the audience take flight in under two hours, which would have been a good idea. For true fans of A Noise Within and this play, go for the action. As for the words, words, words… there are certainly a lot of them."
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Michael Sheehan


Culture Spot LA - Recommended

"...The creative forces at A Noise Within are talented at transporting us to another time and place and have added another great Shakespearean production to their repertoire."
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Julie Riggott


The Stage Struck Review - Recommended

"...Directed by Artistic Co-Directors Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott, and starring Elliott, this version becomes less the great romantic tragedy often portrayed, and more the story of a weak-willed whiner who falls for a manipulative and hedonistic foreign queen. The loyalties they trifle with, and the devastation they invite become far more interesting, or frustrating, than simple star-crossed romance."
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Frances Baum Nicholson



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