Cleopatra Presented by Korda Artistic Productions
July 12 @ 7:00 pm - July 14 @ 4:30 pm
Korda Artistic Productions presents the hilarious and unforgettable production of Cleopatra by Charles Busch at Kordazone Theatre on July 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 & 21, 2018.
The turbulent life of Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile, is told, viewed through the outrageous comic lens of master parodist Charles Busch. In his latest drag romp, Busch evokes both 1930’s Hollywood epics and the grand 19th Century romantic theatre of Sarah Bernhardt. This version of the life of the ill-fated Egyptian Queen takes her from her teenage seduction of the Roman leader Julius Caesar through her volatile romance with Mark Antony and to her ultimate death. Charles Busch’s Cleopatra has echoes of the many great stars that have played her on stage and on film, such as Claudette Colbert, Elizabeth Taylor, Vivien Leigh and several who thankfully didn’t, including Jean Harlow, Barbara Stanwyck and Mae West. Korda has previously staged hilarious and unforgettable Busch plays including Psycho Beach Party, Theodora: She-Bitch of Byzantium, Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, Die, Mommie! Die!, The Divine Sister, and Pardon My Inquisition. As with Korda’s other Busch offerings, Cleopatra will be directed by Jeff Marontate. *Strong language and mild adult themes.
“… always smartly campy, often over-the-top, occasionally very raunchy, and always hilarious – with an infinite all-you-can-eat-buffet of priceless lines and situations running throughout… It’s amazing that… modern culture is still fascinated with a certain Egyptian queen named Cleopatra… If the Queen of the Nile is yet again ready for reinvention, who better to do it than award-winning gender-bending actor and playwright Charles Busch?” – The Huffington Post.
Showtimes are 7pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturday, Sunday Matinees at 2pm.
$15 (General Admission)
$10 (Students and Children)
Call 519-562-3394 to reserve tickets in advance.
Tickets will be available at the door a half hour before each show time.
Ticket also available at the following outlets:
Nancy Johns Gallery. 4755 Wyandotte St. E. 519-945-2222.
Juniper Used and Rare Books Inc. 1990 Ottawa St. 519-258-4111.