LGBT Take on MACBETH to Play 14th Street Y in October

LGBT Take on MACBETH to Play 14th Street Y in OctoberFab Marquee Productions in association with The Theater Series at The 14th Street Y is pleased to announce an LGBT multicultural production of William Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth, adapted and directed by Tom Slot. MACBETH (OF THE OPPRESSED) will play a three-week limited engagement at The Theater at the 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street at 1st Avenue, Manhattan). Performances begin Thursday, October 8th and continue through Saturday, October 24th. Opening Night is Saturday, October 10th at 8 p.m.

"In order for theater to be truly impactful it needs to hold up a mirror to the audience and reflect the times we live in and the shared human condition that unites us all. Despite the passage of marriage equality in many states, same-sex couples still face many obstacles and prejudices in society. Likewise, women too often today are still not seen as equal partners." - Shares director Tom Slot. - "In this adaptation of Macbeth, we seek to explore these prejudices, along with gender bias as a whole, through the lens of Shakespeare's timeless tale."

The days of political correctness have forced a prudish Queen Duncan to employ generals of all genders, races and sexual orientations into her army. Yet these times are still filled with the nepotism and prejudices of the past and General Macbeth struggles to be seen just as competent as his straight counterparts. With the conviction and support of his husband, and the predictions of greatness and power bestowed upon him by a trio of enslaved witches, he goes down a dangerous path of betrayal, greed and murder.

Featuring a cast of eight women and eight men. Starring Antonio Minino (MTWorks' Dark Water) as Macbeth, and David Stallings (Farewell to Sanity - Best Lead Actor) as Lady Macbeth. Further casting to be announced soon.

MACBETH (OF THE OPPRESSED) plays the following schedule through Sat, October 24th:

Thursdays at 8 pm
Fridays at 8 pm
Saturdays at 8 pm
Sundays at 3 pm

Tickets are $18 ($15 Students/Seniors) and are available online at www.14thstreety.org/macbeth or by calling 646-395-4310. Tickets are also available for purchase in person at The 14th Street Y (Box Office Hours: Mon through Fri from 8am to 10pm, and Sat through Sun from 9am to 5pm).

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