TP&co to Present New Adaptation of MACBETH at Players Theatre this Fall
The Theatre Project's "Exciting and Innovative" rep-company, TP&co, presents another classically-driven adaptation from the Shakespearean cannon. Set deep within a prohibition-era speakeasy, TP&co presents a hauntingly inventive adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, directed by Christian Amato with original music by Eric Fletcher. Tickets go on sale August 1 and The production runs September 5 through October 4, 2014 at The Players Theatre (115 Macdougal Street between West 3rd and Minetta Lane).
Shakespeare's tragic masterpiece provides a heartbreaking glimpse into the mind of a fallen hero, laying bare the "black and deep desires" that are found in even the best of men and women. Vaudeville and burlesque performers transport you back to the excess of the Jazz Age of the 1920s - the era of Prohibition, speakeasy clubs, and "The Charleston." Eroticism and decadence amplify a bloodthirsty cycle of corruption and betrayal. In this haunting and deadly conspiracy, Macbeth must contend with his conscience when he murders the popular King Duncan. Macbeth climbs to power, but the price is high. Motivated by his ambitious wife and the influence of the mysterious witches whose prophecies guide him toward his destiny, Macbeth discovers that power achieved by bloodshed can only be maintained by more bloodshed.
Casting will be announced for the production later this month. This powerful tragedy is full of the frenetic energy and fatalistic attitude of the prohibition era. Vaudeville and burlesque performers transport you back to the Jazz Age of the 1920s, as the audience watches a bloodthirsty cycle of corruption and betrayal unfold. Tickets go on sale August 1 and The production runs September 5 through October 4, 2014 at The Players Theatre (115 Macdougal Street between West 3rd and Minetta Lane). Group sales are currently available online through The Theatre Project website.