MACBETH Rounds Out the 25th Shakespeare Festival

MACBETH Rounds Out the 25th Shakespeare Festival

After a sold-out run of All's Well That Ends Well, New Orleans' own professional classical theatre company continues its 25th anniversary season with an electrifying production of Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth.

In a country torn by war, Macbeth and his steadfast wife execute a ruthless plan that launches a string of murders. But fate is an unwavering force in this world of witches and prophecy. Staying true to Shakespeare's text, this production will feature a timeless design, utilizing the intimate space of the Lupin Theater.

The show's director, Jessica Podewell, has won numerous awards and accolades for her work as an actor and director. She also is the daughter of Festival co-founder, the late Buzz Podewell. "This play never ceases to amaze me. Macbeth lives in a category of its own, even within Shakespeare's cannon. The incredible grit and immediacy of his language helps you understand why, without question, it's one of Shakespeare's best and most enduring plays," says Podewell.

The show features a dynamic cast, lead by John Neisler as Macbeth and Mel Cook as Lady Macbeth. The performers' biographies and headshots an be found here:

7:30p performances will take place on July 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 & 21.

1:30p performances will take place on July 8, 15, & 22.

Tickets range from $20-$30. Discounts are available for students, teachers, seniors, and Tulane employees.

More details can be found at

The mission of the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane is to produce professional, classical theatre with a primary focus upon the works of William Shakespeare. Our commitment is to utilize local, national, and international talent to create dynamic, visceral, text-based performances celebrating Shakespeare's brilliant insight into the human condition. With this programming we will provide to the people of the Gulf South both entertainment and educational resources of the highest quality, honoring Shakespeare's legacy.

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