Free Screening of Folger Theatre's MACBETH Held Tonight at Carter Barron Ampitheater
A free screening of Folger Theatre's 2008 magical production of Macbeth will take place tonight, August 23 at 8:15pm at the Carter Barron Amphitheatre in Rock Creek Park. Directed by Teller (of Penn & Teller) and Aaron Posner and recorded before a rapt audience in the Folger's intimate Elizabethan Theatre, this "supernatural horror thriller" showcases the inventive magic of Teller and provides new insight into Shakespeare's classic tragedy. No tickets are required. Gates will open at 7:00pm and the screening will begin at dusk (apx. 8:15pm).
The New York Times called the production "a knockout" and The Wall Street Journal said, "This riveting Macbeth ought to be seen by as many people as possible." The production starred Ian Merrill Peakes in the title role, along with Kate Eastwood Norris as Lady Macbeth, Cody Nickell as Macbeth's foe Macduff, and Paul Morella as loyal Banquo. The original production was co-produced with Two River Theatre Company.
Folger Shakespeare Library is a renowned center for scholarship, learning, culture, and the arts. Home to the world's largest Shakespeare collection and a primary repository for research material from the early modern period (1500-1750), Folger Shakespeare Library is an internationally recognized research library offering advanced scholarly programs in the humanities; a national leader in how Shakespeare is taught in grades K-12; and an award-winning producer of cultural and arts programs-theater, music, poetry, exhibits, lectures, and family programs. A gift to the American people from industrialist Henry Clay Folger, Folger Shakespeare Library-located one block east of the U.S. Capitol - opened in 1932 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Learn more at www.folger.edu.
The screening will take place at the Carter Barron Amphitheater, 4850 Colorado Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 20011. Admission is free; no tickets required, first come-first served. For more information, visit www.folger.edu and www.nps.gov/rocr/planyourvisit/cbarronschedule.htm.