Antony and Cleopatra (2017)

Folger Theatre performed their production of Antony and Cleopatra from October 10 to November 19, 2017.

Shirine Babb (Cleopatra) and Cody Nickell (Marc Antony), Antony and Cleopatra, directed by Robert Richmond, Folger Theatre, 2017. Teresa Wood.

History’s greatest love story. Julius Caesar is no more and Mark Antony, at the peak of his political power, is ensconced in Egypt at the side of the irresistible Cleopatra. Torn between his military duty to the Roman Empire and his passionate love affair with Cleopatra, Antony finds himself engaged in both war and romance. Shakespeare’s epic encompasses politics and power, love and jealousy, alliance and misalliance. Robert Richmond (OthelloRichard III and Henry V at Folger Theatre) directs, with Shirine Babb and Cody Nickell in the title roles.


Entertainment unions represented in Folger Theatre productions include The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (**), United Scenic Artists (***), and the Actors' Equity Association (*), which includes members of the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.


  • Shirine Babb*: Cleopatra
  • Simone Elizabeth Bart*: Charmian
  • John Floyd*: Mardian
  • Robbie Gay*: Lepidus, Dolabella
  • Chris Genebach*: Agrippa
  • Nigel Gore*: Enobarbus
  • Nicole King*: Iras, Octavia
  • Anthony Michael Martinez*: Soothsayer, Eros
  • Cody Nickell*: Mark Antony
  • Dylan Paul*: Octavius Caesar


  • Chris Genebach*: MarK Antony
  • Antony Michael Martinez*: Octavius Caesar
  • Acacia Danielson: Octavia, Charmian, Iras
  • Christian Gibbs: Agrippa, Soothsayer, Eros
  • Mclean Jesse: Cleopatra
  • John-Alexander Sakelos: Lepidus, Mardian, Dolabella
  • Matthew Sparacino: Enobarbus

Creative team

  • Robert Richmond**, Director
  • Tony Cisek***, Scenic Design
  • Mariah Hale***, Costume Design
  • Andrew F. Griffin***, Lighting Design
  • Brandon Roe, Sound Design
  • Michele Osherow, Resident Dramaturg
  • Eisenberg/Beans Casting, New York Casting
  • Teresa Wood, Folger Casting
  • Shayna O'Neill**, Production Stage Manager
  • Jessica Short**, Assistant Stage Manager

Production team

  • John Floyd, Movement Director
  • Bailey Nassetta, Assistant Director
  • Christina Miller, Production Assistant
  • Tony Koehler, Props Master
  • Bella Faccia, Inc., Scenic Construction
  • Adalia Tonneyck, Assistant Costume Designer
  • Cidney Forkpah, Wardrobe Head
  • Tommy Kurzman, Wig Designer
  • Ansaldo Costumes and Adalia Tonneyck, Costume Construction
  • Noelle Greata and Courtney Leigh Wood, Stitchers
  • Brandon Roe, Sound Engineer
  • Mary Keegan, Assistant Lighting Designer
  • Alex Keen, Master Electrician
  • Amanda Kircher, Assistant Master Electrician
  • Jon Farber, Casting Coordinator for Eisenberg/Beans Casting
  • Sasha Pensanti, Casting Assistant for Eisenberg/Beans Casting
  • WiT Media, Advertising Agency
  • Emily Tartanella, Marketing Design Consultant
  • James Kegley, Promotional Photography
  • Teresa Wood, Production Photography
  • Lee Fanning, Mark Fastoso, and APTV, Promotional Video
  • WAPAVA, Archival Video
  • C2, Open Captioning

Folger Theatre

  • Janet Alexander Griffin, Artistic Producer
  • Beth Emelson, Associate Artistic Producer
  • David Polk, General Manager
  • Charles Flye, Theatre Production Manager
  • Rebekah Sheffer, Assistant Technical Director
  • Grace Ann Roberts, Humanities Programs Assistant

Other Media

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Cody Nickell (Marc Antony) and Dylan Paul (Octavius Caesar), Antony and Cleopatra, directed by Robert Richmond, Folger Theatre, 2017. Teresa Wood.
Company of Antony and Cleopatra, Antony and Cleopatra, directed by Robert Richmond, Folger Theatre, 2017. Teresa Wood.