By PAM HARBAUGHHe of that great, rich voice and commanding stage presence — MICHAEL DORN — stars in Orlando Shakes’ ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA. The show opens tonight for previews and runs through April 30. But do read on, because the entire run is quickly selling out.
Mr. Dorn will portray Marc Antony who travels to Egypt to take rule over the country but falls in love with the irresistible Cleopatra, portrayed by Caralyn Kozlowski.
Both actors have some impressive heft from television. Mr. Dorn, of course, was Worf in “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and Ms. Kozlowski has been seen in many TV dramas most recently “NUMB3RS.”In addition to the run of ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, Mr. Dorn will also headline “An Evening with Michael Dorn” on Sunday, April 9 at 7 p.m. in the Margeson Theater. The fundraiser will be hosted by Orlando Shakes artistic director Jim Helsinger. Tickets begin at $30. There are also a limited number of $250 VIP ticket which includes a private reception.
Friday’s opening night includes free light appetizers from Rogue Pub, followed by a brief, informative discussion about the creative process with the director, creative team. Free to all opening night ticket holders. No RSVP necessary.
A Sunday Talk Back will be held after the 2 p.m. April 16 matinee.
ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA performs various times through April 30 at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E Rollins St, Orlando, FL. Tickets begin at $25. Many performances are already sold out. Call (407) 447-1700 ext. 1 or visit OrlandoShakes.org.