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Winter 2017: Macbeth, directed by Matthew Libby
At the outset of Macbeth, Shakespeare’s classic tragedy of political ambition and folly, the war is over, but the scheming has just begun. After helping to quell an insurrection, Macbeth, a Scottish general, receives a prophecy from a group of witches that he will one day be King. Urged on by his wife Lady Macbeth, Macbeth acts on the prophecy, murders the King, and assumes the throne. But as they become consumed by ambition, jealousy, and guilt, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth find themselves unable to find peace and fend off their enemies, both old and new, natural and supernatural. This winter, revisit Shakespeare’s haunting and enduring story, featuring vivid, unforgettable characters and some of the Bard’s most compelling drama.
Spring 2017: Twelfth Night, directed by Patrick O’Hare
Meanwhile, take a look at what we have to offer throughout the year…