Pharaoh Cleopatra and Marc Antony— now there's a torrid love affair that's still being discussed centuries after their union rocked Ancient Egypt and Rome. It's been immortalized countless times in film, literature, and plays, most notably in William Shakepeare's seminal play Antony and Cleopatra. Shakespeare's take, like many popular Western interpretations, depicts Queen Cleo as beautiful, vain, cunning and a tempestuous match for the Roman ruler. But despite her faults, Antony's love for her never lets up, even in the face of military conflict. You'll be able to catch all the passion and drama of this play as it's performed for the annual Stratford Festival in Ontario, transmitted to your theater screen in good ol' Santa Ana.
Sun., May 24, 1 p.m.; Tue., May 26, 7 p.m., 2015
Aimee Murillo is calendar editor and frequently covers the Orange County DIY music scene, film, arts, Latino culture and currently pens the long-running column Trendzilla. Born, raised, and based in Santa Ana, she loves bad movies, punk shows, raising her plants, eating tacos, Selena, and puns.