Antony and Cleopatra

Rated 4.0

Shakespeare’s play is as much about the scandalous love affair between Marc Antony (Ryan Snyder) and Cleopatra (Imani Mitchell) as it is about the Roman Empire after the death of Julius Caesar. Zachary Scovel, Michael O’Sullivan and Steven Campbell are among standouts in a cast that delivers perhaps the most naturally spoken Shakespearean dialogue you’re likely to hear. Th, F, Sa 8pm. Through 9/3. $10-$16. Big Idea Theatre, 1616 Del Paso Boulevard, (916) 960-3036, J.C.