Join Cinestudio and Hartford Stage for Two Productions of Shakespeare's Macbeth October 9-10
Join Cinestudio and Hartford Stage for a showing of Roman Polanski's film Macbeth at Cinestudio at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 9, followed the next evening by a performance of Macbeth, directed by Darko Tresnjak, at Hartford Stage at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, October 10.
Tickets for Polanski's Macbeth at Cinestudio are $9 at the door. Tickets for Macbeth at Hartford Stage are available with a $15 off discount using promo code MACBETH15. (Discount offer valid for Thursday, October 10, only. Offer not valid on Super Savers. Fees apply.)
There will be a post-show discussion immediately following the Hartford Stage performance with Cinestudio Co-founder James Hanley and other special guests. You will discuss both productions of Macbeth - Where do the director's visions take Shakespeare's bloodiest tragedy? Does Shakespeare ignite the same spark on screen as on stage?
Polanski's rarely seen film is often thought to be a reaction to the brutal murder of his wife Sharon Tate and their unborn child by followers of Charles Manson. Shot on the bleak Northumberland coast, is it a brooding and brutal cri de coeur, startling in its immediacy in the wide screen 35mm film format (UK/US, 1971. 120 minutes.) http://www.cinestudio.org/
Macbeth at Hartford Stage runs through November 10. Shakespeare's swift and relentless tragedy uncovers the terrifying consequences of blind ambition. In medieval Scotland, a savage world of ghosts, witches and bloody battlefields, a dark prophecy leads a warrior and his wife past the point of no return. (2 hours, 20 minutes.)
For tickets or more information call Hartford Stage at 860-527-5151 or visithartfordstage.org.