Atlanta Shakespeare Company at The New American Shakespeare Tavern Presents MACBETH
Upon a "blastEd Heath" near Forres, three Witches, Weird Sisters, meeting the King of Scotland's generals, Macbeth and Banquo, hail Macbeth in a triple prophecy, ending with the promise of kingship. Banquo is told that he "shall get kings, though thou be none". After King Duncan has made him Thane of Cawdor (as the Witches promised), Macbeth knows that he and his unflinching wife are ambitious for the greater honour. She drives him onward; and that night he murders the sleeping King, their guest at the castle of Dunsinane. At dawn (Act II) Macduff and Lennox discover the murder, assumed to be by the King's sons, Donalbain and Malcolm, who fly for safety. Macbeth goes to Forres to be crowned. Remembering the Witches' prophecies, he has Banquo killed (Act III), but Banquo's son Fleance escapes; that night Banquo's ghost appears to Macbeth at a state banquet.
Macbeth goes (Act IV) to the Witches' "pit of Acheron", where he hears that he must beware Macduff, that he is to fear no man born of woman, and that he will remain unvanquished until Birnam Wood has come to Dunsinane. Macduff, meanwhile, has joined Malcolm in England, where he hears that in Fife the tyrant has had his family murdered. Revenge will follow. At Dunsinane (Act V) Lady Macbeth, burdened by guilt, reveals much during her sleepwalking ("Infected minds," says the doctor, "to their deep pillows will discharge their secrets"). Malcolm's invading army advances under the shelter of branches from Birnam Wood; Macbeth, who has just learned of his wife's suicide ("She should have died hereafter"), hears that Birnam Wood is indeed coming towards Dunsinane. Trusting desperately to the charmed life that "must not yield to one of woman born", he faces in battle Macduff, who cries to him: "Let the angel whom thou still hast serv'd/Tell thee Macduff was from his mother's womb/Untimely ripp'd"./ Macbeth is slain and Malcolm hailed as King of Scotland.
Directed by Laura Cole
$12 General Admission Preview Thurs Oct 6
$15 General Admission Preview Friday Oct 7
Runs Oct 8-30, 2011
Witches ... prophecy ... greed ... desire for power ... a wife's yearnings ... which is it that seals the tragic fate of Macbeth and his country? Journey to Scotland for this haunting tale. Macbeth is sure to thrill and to chill.Join the cast and crew members for a lively Question and Answer session on Sunday October 16 after the show!
Duncan, King of Scotland - Doug Kaye*
Malcolm, Duncan's son - JoNathan Horne
Donalbain, Duncan's son - Stephen Hanthorn
Macbeth, Thane of Glamis - Andrew Houchins*
Banquo, Thane of Scotland - Matt Nitchie
Fleance, son to Banquo - Kathryn Lawson
Macbeth's Lady- Mary Russell
Macduff, Thane of Fife - Troy Willis*
Macduff's Lady - Kati Grace Morton
Macduff's child - Kathryn Lawson
Lennox, a Thane of Scotland - Nicholas Faircloth
Angus (as Lord)- Oge Agulué
Ross (Menteith) a Thane of Scotland - Tiffany Porter
Caithness, a Thane of Scotland - Matt Nitchie
Siward, General of the English forces - Doug Kaye*
Young Siward, his son - Stephen Hanthorn
The Weird Sisters - Kati Grace Morton, Dani Herd, Kathryn Lawson
Porter - Daniel Parvis
Old Man - Doug Kaye*
Scottish Doctor - Oge Agulué
Murderers - Stephen Hanthorn, Daniel Parvis, Oge Agulué
Gentlewoman - Dani Herd
Seyton - Daniel Parvis
Bleeding Captain - Nicholas Faircloth
Apparitions - Matt Nitchie*, Daniel Parvis, Oge Agulué
Show of Kings - Troy Willis*, JoNathan Horne, Doug Kaye*, Tiffany Porter, Nicholas FairclothSeating areas: Main Floor Seats, Box Seats (on floor) and Balcony Seats
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