Columbia Stages presents William Shakespeare's MACBETH

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Columbia Stages presents Macbeth. Coming off the critically acclaimed and sold-out production of The Great Divide at the Finborough Theatre in London, British director Rory McGregor (Columbia MFA Directing Candidate 2017) directs Macbeth in New York City as part of the Columbia Stages season. This production of Macbeth is a theatrical exploration of society's problematic relationship with celebrity.

After defeating Macdonald, Macbeth returns home a hero, where he embraces a new, modern type of celebrity in the as-yet-unseen stuffy and repressed dominion of King Duncan. With the bloody murder of Duncan, Macbeth dives deeper into a world of excess and decadence, sending him and his Lady spiraling out of control as they desperately try to keep a hold of the crown.

Macbeth features Liam Armstrong, Yaw Asante, Jordan S. Bellow*, Nazlah Black, Samantha Blinn, Matthew Brown, Ellen Bryan, Kathryn Connors, Claire Curtis-Ward, Connor Delves, Zoe Goslin, Greg Grimes, Lola Lopez Guardone, Psacoya Guinn, Gregory Hermann, Nicholas Hiatt, Carly Jurman, Ariana Karp, Emily Loewus, Mike Marcou, Alex Marz*, Ava McCoy, Tracy McMullan*, Ryan Murnane, Ryan Pater*, Christopher Sanders, Zack Segel, Genevieve Simon, Phumzile Sitole*, Brigitte Thieme-Burdette

The Macbeth creative team includes Producers Hannah Goldstein and Jovan Hannah; Production Stage Manager Scott Wray; Choreographer Christopher Sanders; Dramaturg Jessica Owens; Scenic Designer Margaux Maeght; Lighting Designers Cha See and Ted Boyce-Smith; Costume Designer Jessica Posteraro; Sound Designer Rowan Spencer; Fight Choreographer Lisa Kopitsky; Vocal Support Claire Curtis-Ward; Text Support Charlotte Quinney; Company Manager Yijin Liu; Assistant Stage ManagersPatricia Garvey and Ryan Keller; and Scenic Design Assistant Kelvin Pater.

*Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

Macbeth will run for a strictly limited engagement at The Connelly Theater at 220 East 4th Street. Performances are April 19-22 at 8 pm, with a 2 pm matinee Saturday, April 22. Tickets are $15 General Admission, $5 Seniors or free with any student ID. Tickets: $15/ $5 Seniors/ FREE with Student ID (enter code: "STUDENT"). Ticketing information at columbiastages.org/tickets.html.

Tickets: $15/ $5 Seniors/ FREE with Student ID (enter code: "STUDENT"). Ticketing Info: http://columbiastages.org/tickets.html

Director: Rory McGregor, Rory McGregor is a British theatre director currently based in New York City. He is currently the Artistic Apprentice at Roundabout Theatre Company and a Directing Mentor at Playwrights Horizons Theatre School. Previously, he was an Artistic Associate of Classic Stage Company. He most recently directed Alix Sobler's The Great Divide at the Finborough Theatre in London to universal critical acclaim and sell-out performances. This was their second collaboration, having worked together in 2015 developing sleep wake hope and then, a short play based on the E.E. Cummings poem anyone lived in a pretty how town. In New York City, direction includes Balm in Gilead, The Unfinished Life of Bertolt Brecht and Ward Six (all at the Schapiro Theatre, Columbia Stages). He is also a playwright, having written as well as directed The Unfinished Life of Bertolt Brecht and Ward Six. He is currently further developing Ward Six and a new play Gil. Rory has also directed plays around the UK including The Greenville Ghost (Theatre503 and C Venues, Edinburgh Festival), Contrast and God of Carnage (both at the Edinburgh Festival).

About Columbia Stages and Columbia University School of the Arts:

Columbia Stages is the producing arm of the Oscar Hammerstein II Center for Theatre Studies at Columbia University School of the Arts. Columbia Stages presents annually a season of graduate actor and director productions as well as a festival of new plays by emerging playwrights. The Theatre Program at the School of the Arts offers MFA degrees in: Acting, Directing, Playwriting, Dramaturgy, Stage Management, and Theatre Management & Producing. For more information about the Theatre Program visit http://arts.columbia.edu/theatre.



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