Join Hampshire Shakespeare an their beautiful outdoor stage in the stunning backyard of the Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies in Amherst, MA.
Please note that online reservations close 6 hours before the start of the performance. Tickets may still be available at the door, although if the performance is indoors we cannot guarantee available seats. We thank you for your understanding.
By William Shakespeare
July 20-July 24 &
Performances start at 7:30pm and are outdoor. Please come early. Feel free to bring a picnic and enjoy the beautiful space before the show begins.
Directed by: Martin Hutchinson
Macbeth remains one of the Bard's most popular pieces because, at its core, the play touches upon a piece of humanity that is uncomfortably relatable. This coming production hopes to cut away the emotionally stunted masculinity and militarism that can dominate the piece. We will instead explore the simplicity and ease of losing yourself to ambition, the trauma of no longer recognizing the person you love most, the crossroads in a story where insanity and supernatural horrors merge, and even the notes of humor that can hang in the air above a tragedy. Colorful, engaging, visually intriguing witches will clash with the lives and fates of grim, gray-scale soldiers. Two lovers will watch their lives disintegrate. And behind it all lies the eerie Birnam Wood (or rather the trees by the Center for Renaissance Studies). Come play in the woods!
Tickets are also available at Broadside Books in Northampton and at Amherst Books in Amherst.
We make every possible effort to stay outdoors, including performing in light rain, but we will move to our on-site indoor location in the event of prohibitively inclement weather. If this happens, we will issue a rain voucher to all audience members that will allow them to attend any one outdoor performance in the season free of charge.
Tickets are also available for sale at Broadside Books in Northampton and at Amherst Books in Amherst.
The Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies (View)
650 E Pleasant St
Amherst, MA 01002
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