Macbeth | 2017-2018 Productions : The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre


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Civic Shakespeare Festival Tragedy

AN EXCITING NEW EVENT! Our Civic Shakespeare Festival will feature a youth theatre and adult production at the same venue. Both Shakespeare productions will be run in repertory, alternating performance nights and both shows in one day on Saturdays.

All hail a surprising new Macbeth! The Scottish play or Macbeth as it is known to the world, will entice audiences with its simple plot, its witches and ghosts, and its clear moral questions about the lure of evil and how we control our own fates. At the beginning of the play, a brave Scottish general named Macbeth is a loyal subject to King Duncan. After Macbeth receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become king himself, Macbeth is overcome by greed and ambition. Bolstered by the prophecy and his wife's encouragement, Macbeth kills King Duncan and takes the throne for himself, descending into a complex psychological drama filled with of violence and betrayal. He then becomes wracked with guilt and paranoia and lives out his life with thoughts of bloodthirsty enemies on the battlefield, double dealing politicians of the court and would-be assassins in his own home!
Disclaimer: This is best enjoyed by teen & adult audiences.

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