by William Shakespeare
directed by Jane Farnol
produced by Andrew Okell
costume design Rebecca Pokorski
Lords & Ladies
Sons & Soliers
Servants & Apparitions
AUDITION dates TBA
Macbeth, set primarily in Scotland, mixes witchcraft, prophecy, and murder. Three "Weïrd Sisters" appear to Macbeth and his comrade Banquo after a battle and prophesy 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.
MACBETH by William Shakespeare, directed by Jane Farnol opens on Friday night, Sept. 13 with performances Fri. and Sat. nights at 8pm and Sun. at 2pm through Sept. 28. A free preview performance for area senior citizens will be held on Thurs., Sept. 12 at 8PM. Tickets are $25 general admission, $20 for students, available at the box office or online at www.BrookfieldTheatre.org
The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts (View)
184 Whisconier Road
Brookfield, CT 06804
|Minimum Age: 8|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|