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January 31, 2019 - March 3, 2019


By William Shakespeare
Directed by Curt Columbus

From the director of last spring’s Ragtime, this Shakespearean thriller bursts at breakneck speed with more suspense, murder, and madness than a blockbuster film. Tempted by the eerie visions of three mysterious witches and pushed by his ruthless wife, Macbeth is determined to grab what he wants — the throne of Scotland. Unchecked greed and ambition fuel his bloody rise to power, but his ego ultimately brings about his brutal end, while Lady Macbeth’s guilt and paranoia lead to one of theater’s most riveting descents into madness.

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Below is a synopsis of the show. You've been warned.

Macbeth synopsis courtesy of Folger Shakespeare Library

Macbeth, set primarily in Scotland, mixes witchcraft, prophecy, and murder. Three “Weïrd Sisters” appear to Macbeth and his comrade Banquo after a battle and prophecy that Macbeth will be king and that the descendants of Banquo will also reign. When Macbeth arrives at his castle, he and Lady Macbeth plot to assassinate King Duncan, soon to be their guest, so that Macbeth can become king.

After Macbeth murders Duncan, the king’s two sons flee, and Macbeth is crowned. Fearing that Banquo’s descendants will, according to the Weïrd Sisters’ predictions, take over the kingdom, Macbeth has Banquo killed. At a royal banquet that evening, Macbeth sees Banquo’s ghost appear covered in blood. Macbeth determines to consult the Weïrd Sisters again. They comfort him with ambiguous promises.

Another nobleman, Macduff, rides to England to join Duncan’s older son, Malcolm. Macbeth has Macduff’s wife and children murdered. Malcolm and Macduff lead an army against Macbeth, as Lady Macbeth goes mad and commits suicide.

Macbeth confronts Malcolm’s army, trusting in the Weïrd Sisters’ comforting promises. He learns that the promises are tricks, but continues to fight. Macduff kills Macbeth and Malcolm becomes Scotland’s king.

Community Partners

Cast & Creative

Mauro Hantman
Julia Atwood '17
Lady Macbeth
Stephen Berenson
Timothy Crowe
Janice Duclos
Viraj Gandhi '19
Jeanine Kane
Alexander Platt
Aman Soni '19
Fred Sullivan, Jr.
Stephen Thorne
Rachael Warren
Noah Saltzman


Curt Columbus
Michael McGarty
Set Design
Qween Jean
Costume Design
Oona Curley
Lighting Design
Peter Sasha Hurowitz
Sound Design
Amy Witherby
Production Stage Manager
Nate Dendy '09
Magic Design
Viraj Gandhi '19
Zdenko Martin
Fight Choreographer


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