Pitched battle! Infidelity! Soothsaying! Rage! Strategery! Cowardice! Whippings! Poisonous asps! Thank Hercules for St. Louis Shakespeare's production of Antony & Cleopatra. She was beautiful; he made colossal wartime blunders for love. But really, who hasn't abandoned their entire army to complete annihilation for the girl who bolted along with the fleet she promised would turn the tide? Laughter and tears, joy and six suicides: This baby's got it all. St. Louis Shakespeare presents William Shakespeare's Antony & Cleopatra at the Orthwein Theater at Mary Institute-St. Louis Country Day School (101 North Warson Road, Ladue) at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday (March 2 through 11), with a 7:30 p.m. performance on Thursday, March 8. Tickets are $15 to $22; for more information, call 314-361-5664 or visit www.stlshakespeare.org.
Fridays-Sundays; Thu., March 8. Starts: March 2. Continues through March 11