Antony and Cleopatra

Tragedy in the garden.

Kathryn McGill and Richard J. Nelson star in Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park's "Antony and Cleopatra." Photo by Barry Burris, courtesy Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park.

Kathryn McGill and Richard J. Nelson star in Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park’s “Antony and Cleopatra.” Photo by Barry Burris, courtesy Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park.

Opens Thursday, July 3

Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park continues its 30th anniversary season at the Myriad Botanical Gardens with Antony and Cleopatra, the famed, doomed lovers at the dawn of the Roman Empire.  Antony and Cleopatra opens Thursday, July 3, on the outdoor Water Stage at the botanical gardens, 301 W. Reno Ave., Oklahoma City. Some of Shakespeare’s best lines are found in these pages of politics, ego and passion – among them, the well-known description of Egypt’s Ptolemaic queen as a woman “who makes hungry where most she satisfies.” Actors Richard J. Nelson and Kathryn McGill play the title roles of one of Shakespeare’s most captivating tragedies. Antony and Cleopatra runs weekends through July 18. This weekend’s performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday and Saturday. Tickets are $10-$15. To purchase tickets or more information about this show and others in the company’s current season, visit www.oklahomashakespeare.org.