Capital Stage to Present MACBETH, 10/23-11/24
Capital Stage continues its ninth season, THEHOMEFRONT, Capital Stage's 2013-14 Season of Soul-Stirring plays with an original adaptation of William Shakespeare's dark tragedy, MACBETH.Shakespeare, the father of English literature wrote MACBETH between 1603 and 1607. Since then, the Macbeths have remained one of the most fascinating couples in all of drama. Capital Stage's production will be adapted and directed by artistic director,Stephanie Gularte and will feature Scott Coopwood and Janis Stevens as the murderous couple. MACBETH runs from October 23 through November 24 with a press opening on October 26.
Performances for MACBETH will begin with three previews on Wednesday, October 23 at 7pm and Thursday & Friday October 24 and 25 at 8pm. The production will open on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 8pm. Performances continue for five-weeks through November 24, 2013. Showtimes will be Wednesdays at 7pm, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm. General tickets range from $26-$38. Discount tickets are available as follows: Preview Tickets are $20; Student Rush Tickets are half-priced; Senior Sunday Matinee Tickets are $32; and Group Rates are available for parties of 12 or more. Tickets are currently available at the Capital Stage Box Office, by phone at 916-995-5464 or online at www.capstage.org
Just in time for Halloween, Shakespeare's most blood-thirsty play gets a Capital Stage treatment. In a post-apocalyptic world where guerilla warfare rules the land, Macbeth goes beyond a mere tragedy of moral order to a deeply psychological study of minds preyed on by ambition, fear, and regret. Capital Stage's original adaptation places the focus on the perverse marital bond and the collapse of established order that give rise to the plays tragic events. As the rules of society breakdown, dark forces are unleashed and savagery reigns supreme. For the Macbeths, dominion over this ravaged land is only a heartbeat away.
Written between 1603-1607 by English playwright William Shakespeare, MACBETH premiered on April of 1611 in The Globe Theatre to theatregoers excited for new entertainment. With King James I's ascent to the throne, who wrote a book about demonology, and audiences extremely interested in witches and sorcery, it was a show met with great enthusiasm. Over 400 years later, the show still brings theatregoers goose bumps and makes their spines tingle. Capital Stage's original adaptation honors Shakespeare's stories and characters while giving the play an immediacy that will give a new twist to an old story.
Capital Stage's Founding Artistic Director, Stephanie Gularte (ENRON, TRUE WEST, JESUS HOPPED THE 'A' TRAIN) will direct Capital Stage associate artist Janis Stevens (SUPERIOR DONUTS, MASTER CLASS, FICTION) as Lady Macbeth and Scott Coopwood (SOMEONE WHO'LL WATCH OVER ME, THE SCENE AND DIRTY STORY) as Macbeth, Jessica Chisum (HEDDA GABLER) as Banquo and Lady Macduff, Harry Harris (THE NORTH PLAN, Jacob Marley'S CHRISTMAS CAROL), and Shaun Carrol (FAT PIG). The ensemble features Misty Day, Dan Fagan, Cecilia Kim, Brandon Lancaster, Elyse Sharp, and BrIan Watson. The design team includes JoNathan Williams (production and scenic), Rachel Malin (costumes), and Ron Madonia (lighting).
Opening Night: Saturday, October 26, 2013, 8pm, $38 tickets and continues: Wednesdays-Sundays through November 24, 2013, $24-$35 tickets.
Performance Times & Prices:
Wednesdays 7pm $26 tickets
Thursdays & Fridays 8pm / Sundays 2pm $32 tickets
Saturdays 8pm $36 tickets
Box Office: 916-995-5464