1hr. 30min. (1 intermission)
Opens Nov 30, 2017
Sophia Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts (978) 542-6365
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
"Fair is foul, and foul is fair," proclaim the witches in Macbeth, Shakespeare's classic tale of greed-soaked ambition. Set in a stark Scottish landscape, this adaptation displays the witches in a refreshingly original light, as witnessing the ambition and desperation of Macbeth and the cunning and ruthlessness of Lady Macbeth. The witches are portrayed as agents of human beings, not their instigators, and so they and the audience get drawn into the humans' conspiratorial plotting. This adaptation incorporates parts of The Witch, by Shakespeare's contemporary, Thomas Middleton, and is directed by professor Kate Amory, creator of D.arc Water and Ghosts of Troy. Amory is joined on the production team by professor Michael Harvey (scenic and lighting design), Ryan Blaney (sound design), and new theater faculty professor Jerry Johnson (costume design).
This production contains adult language and subject matter and is intended for mature audiences.