MACBETH, Starring Justin Deeley, Slashes Into Serenbe Playhouse

MACBETH, Starring Justin Deeley, Slashes Into Serenbe Playhouse

Serenbe Playhouse, recipient of the prestigious American Theatre Wing grant, and recently honored with the most Suzi Bass Awards for a musical in Atlanta (Miss Saigon), is pleased to present MACBETH, by William Shakespeare. Directed by Amy Holtcamp with original music by GRAMMY nominee John Burke, the show opens on June 22nd and runs to July 9th. MACBETH will be produced at The Waterfall in Serenbe.

Not all rebellions are wise - such is the case for ill-fated Macbeth. After receiving a prophecy that he will become King of Scotland, the brave Scottish general commits a heinous act fueled by a lust for power and his wife's wicked influence. But upon assuming the throne he was promised, the new king is consumed by crippling guilt and paranoia. Starring film and television star Justin Deeley, this adaptation features a modern take on the war zone, set in a stunning waterfall, surrounded by the dense woods of Serenbe much like the forests of Scotland. This essential Shakespearean masterpiece will come to life as you've never seen it before.

"With this production, we are submersing the audience into an imaginary world at war in order to explore questions about how violence operates in our contemporary world and how bloodshed is, sadly, our strongest link to the past," said Amy Holtcamp, director of Macbeth, "Our witches are a force of nature - like the waterfall that is our production's backdrop. They act almost as muses of violence, spurring it on, making sure that 'tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow' are filled with the same brutality as yesterday."

The creative team also includes original music by John Burke, fight choreography by Christen Orr, scenic design by Elizabeth Jarrett, lighting design by Joel Coady, sound design by Adam Howarth, and properties design by Stephanie Polhemus.

With an intimate ensemble of 10 actors, this is bound to be a Macbeth like no other! In the title role is the sexy and talented Justin Deeley - from television's 90210 reboot and Drop Dead Diva.

"I feel at home on a stage. It's special when you think of the people who are joined together for that one night to hear a story that will never be told in that exact way again. The opportunity to play Macbeth is a once in a lifetime opportunity no matter what city the story is being told. But to get to do it under the stars in Serenbe is magical," said Deeley.

Joining him, as the fierce Lady Macbeth, is Playhouse newcomer Maythinee Washington alongside many other Atlanta all stars, including: Lee Osorio as Duncan/MacDuff, Justin Walker (The Sleepy Hollow Experience) as Malcolm, Kelly Criss as Banquo/Lady MacDuff, and Jessica DeMaria as Witch/Porter. Rounding out the ensemble are Playhouse favorites Erik Abrahamsen (Grease), Hayley Platt (Carousel), and Skyler Passmore (Miss Saigon) & Playhouse newcomer Jasmine Grace Thomas.

Ticket prices range from $25 to $30 - senior/student, and group discounts are available. Rain Insurance is available for all tickets starting at $2.50. Visit any time or call the Box Office, open Tuesday through Saturday, 11am until 4pm, 770-463- 1110, for tickets.

Performances are Wednesdays thru Sundays at 8pm. The performance run time is estimated at approximately 2 hours with 1 intermission,

Serenbe Playhouse is a professional theatre committed to producing site-specific performances and programs that connect art, nature and community. Serenbe Playhouse believes that theatre as an art form has the unique power to illuminate the human experience. In pursuit of that vision, we produce artistically rich site-specific performances and programming that reduce the barriers between artists and audiences by immersing patrons in an environment that amplifies the beauty of nature, and provides opportunities for engagement, conversation, and collaboration. We use theatre as an artistic educational tool for both artists and audiences. We are a pioneer in modeling Green Theatre Practices by producing plays with a commitment to social responsibility and environmental stewardship. Serenbe Playhouse was founded in 2009 under the executive and artistic direction of Brian Clowdus, an accomplished actor, educator, director and producer. Established under the umbrella of their parent organization, The Serenbe Institute for Art Culture & the Environment, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Serenbe Playhouse operates with the support of a diverse working board of directors and community volunteers. Recipient, American Theatre Wing's 2015 National Theatre Company Grant.

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