MACBETH - Alton Mill
This summer, as you gather with your friends and family under the descent of dusk, a slow, steady rhythm pulses through the park..tribal, growing louder, closing in upon you "A Drum, A Drum, Macbeth doth come!"
Prophecies. Madness. Ambition. Blood. The King is dead...long live the King?
Bring your friends, your family, a picnic, and a blanket, and witness swords clashing, witches enchanting, madness and mystery entwining, and war drums pulsing!
Humber River Shakespeare Co., now in its fifth season of touring Shakespeare, presents the supernatural tragedy of "Macbeth". Led by the prophecies of witches, Macbeth conspires with his wife on an ambitious plot to rule the realm...at any cost.
His reign, baptized in blood, spirals out of control and Macbeth's deeds come back to tear him down. Tormented by visions and guilt while the costs of his crimes take their toll, what fate awaits the former war hero?
As in Shakespeare's day, performances are staged in the open air, with a focus on actors not elaborate sets to tell the Bard's timeless stories.
The production, directed by Artistic Director Kevin Hammond, is the company's first tragedy after four years of staging comedies. "We wanted to do something special for our fifth season, and many of our audience members over the last four years kept asking us when we might do our first tragedy."
Unique heritage buildings and picturesque parks continue to act as natural play spaces for the company, and several new venues and communities have been added to the tour, namely: Casa Loma, The Richmond Hill Heritage Centre and The McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
Touring: July 10 to August 5
NOTE: In the event of rain, a scaled down version of the show will be presented in the Millrace Room.
The Alton Mill (View)
1402 Queen Street West
Alton, ON L5K 1W1
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