Presented by Rogue Dance Theater
A Legend. A Queen. A Murderer….
Forced into a marriage with her own brother, Ptolemy XII, the infamous queen found herself slowly picking off every member of her family, including her only sister Arsinoe IV, in order to advance her status as the sole ruler of Egypt. She is known for her love affair with Julius Caesar, a man 30 years her senior, who was assassinated by his own Roman senators. After mourning Caesar’s untimely death, Cleopatra developed a long lasting relationship with Roman general, Mark Antony. However, after the Battle of Actium, Antony and Cleopatra’s navy was destroyed and Cleopatra was captured. She had a mausoleum built for her burial knowing death was soon to follow. Antony committed suicide by falling on his sword thinking Cleopatra was already dead. When he found out he was mistaken, he had conspirators sneak him in to see her where he died in her arms. Shortly after, Cleopatra had a snake brought to her hidden in a basket of figs. Its venomous bite quickly killed her.
Come celebrate her intense life with us on the anniversary weekend of her death, August 12, 30 B.C.
Performance contains minimal language, violence and adult content and is not appropriate for young audiences.