Antony and Cleopatra, Orlando-UCF Shakespeare Festival

Walt Disney Amphitheatre at Lake Eola
April 8 – 25, 2004

As the Soothsayer, called to Cleopatra's palace (PHOTO: Tony Firriolo)

As the Soothsayer, offering to read Dan McCleary as Mark Antony's future (PHOTO: Tony Firriolo)

As the Soothsayer, with Timothy Williams as Octavius Caesar (PHOTO: Tony Firriolo)

Critical Response

“But it’s the vivid acting from the cast in Helsinger’s pared-down production that strikes both gut and heart . . . you see it in Johnny Lee Davenport’s formidable soothsayer, his eyes glazed and his bald head embellished with paint.”
—Elizabeth Maupin, Orlando Sentinel (April 19, 2004)

“Besides the suitably royal triumv’s, more great casting fills this stage—Johnny Lee Davenport as the Egyptian soothsayer (vague in predictions, but firm in delivery).”
—Carl F. Gauze, Archikulture Digest, No. 40 (April 2004)