Saturday, November 7 to Monday, November 9
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.
Venue: Kordazone Theatre
2520 Seminole St
Windsor, ON Canada