Macbeth, Shakespeare's shortest and bloodiest tragedy, full of exciting sword-fights, tells the story of a brave Scottish general (Macbeth) who receives a prophecy from a trio of sinister witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed with ambitious thoughts and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and seizes the throne for himself. He begins his reign racked with guilt and fear and soon becomes a tyrannical ruler, as he is forced to commit more and more murders to protect himself from enmity and suspicion. The bloodbath swiftly propels Macbeth and Lady Macbeth to arrogance, madness, and death. It is a sharp, jagged sketch of theme and character; it has shocked and fascinated audiences for nearly four hundred years.
Directed by: Barbara Zahora*
Stage Manger: Leigh Barrett*
Fight Design by: R&D Choreography
Previews: June 15-16 2017
Performances: June 17-July 22nd 2017
Performaces are Thursday-Saturday at 8pm, Sundays at 7pm, plus a SPECIAL WEDNESDAY performance, July 19th at 8pm.
Understudies: Chloe Baldwin, Tim Kough
*denotes member of the Actors Equity Association
^denotes OPFT Artistic Associate/Staff