Something For Nothing Theater Presents William Shakespeare's MACBETH

Something For Nothing Theater Presents William Shakespeare's MACBETHSorcery and fate, ambition and honor, cunning and bravery fight for dominance as Something for Nothing Theater stages its 2018 fall production of Shakespeare's MACBETH directed by Mary Beyer. In a land where witches prophesy the fall of dynasties, ghosts lurk among the dinner guests, and families are forced to flee their homes, the promise of power has driven one former soldier to unthinkable corruption. Can Scotland survive the reign of Macbeth?

The tradition of free Shakespeare in Ramsey Park continues with our 2018 fall show. Our company produces plays with minimal props, costumes, and lighting, focusing instead on storytelling, and the wonderful language of Shakespeare. As always, our show will be under two hours. Bring a blanket or chairs, pack a picnic, invite some friends, and join us for some beautifully creepy, high-intensity Halloween entertainment!

Something for Nothing Theater was founded on the belief that Shakespeare's works, at their best, are performed with a minimum amount of gimmick and a great deal of heart. The company produces accessible, family-friendly Shakespeare on a shoestring budget, and discovers all performances through the creative act of play.

Something for Nothing Theater is a sponsored project of the Austin Creative Alliance, a non-profit arts service organization. To learn more about the Austin Creative Alliance, visit www.austincreativealliance.org. This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department

A word from Macbeth's director, Mary Amelia Beyer:

"Macbeth is the show that - even if you don't know Shakespeare, even if you hate Shakespeare - if you were to sit down and watch it tomorrow, you'd recognize half a dozen of these lines as something you say in your day-to-day life and you never realized was Shakespeare. It's familiar, and it's an exciting moment to take something that's familiar-that has stood the test of time because it tells a story we keep seeing play out over and over-and then to blow it out into this current moment, where questions of power and questions of entitlement and questions of what someone deserves, and what ends justify what means are playing out on such a huge scale, and sparking these conversations that so many of us didn't expect to be having. So it's an exciting moment to grapple with the story, with these relevant themes."

Macbeth takes place at Ramsey Park Pavilion (4301 Rosedale Ave, Austin, TX 78756) October 18-November 3, Thursdays - Saturdays at 8pm, with a special Halloween show on the 31st! All shows are free and open to the public. For more information, contact s4ntheater@gmail.com or www.facebook.com/somethingfornothingtheater.

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