‘Macbeth’ coming to Trinity Rep

Trinity Rep will continue its 2018-19 Season with the electrifying tale of Macbeth – a Shakespearean thriller that bursts at breakneck speed with more suspense, murder, and madness than a blockbuster film. Directed by Curt Columbus, who was most recently at the helm of last spring’s Ragtime, this contemporary telling of the famously-cursed play will include a live DJ and elements of magic.

Featuring resident acting company member Mauro Hantman as the future King of Scotland, Macbeth runs January 31 – March 3 with press opening on Monday, February 4 at 7:30 pm. Tickets start at $25. More information can be found at www.trinityrep.com/macbeth.

Tempted by the eerie visions of three mysterious witches and pushed by his ruthless wife, Macbeth is determined to grab what he wants — the throne of Scotland. Unchecked greed and ambition fuel his bloody rise to power, but his ego ultimately brings about his brutal end, while Lady Macbeth’s guilt and paranoia lead to one of theater’s most riveting descents into madness.

The Arthur P. Solomon and Sally E. Lapides Artistic Director, and director of Macbeth, Curt Columbus, said in a prepared statment: “I’ve been thinking a lot about why we continue to produce William Shakespeare in the 21st century, how it can have meaning for our audiences, what 400 year-old texts can have to say in the digital content age. Our production of Macbeth only happened because I feel that there is an urgent need to tell this story, today. I believe we need stories about the cost of blind ambition in our culture right now and about the triumph of honor over that ambition. Macbeth is a vivid telling of that very tale, with some of the most beautiful, clear language available in any Shakespeare play, as well as a thrilling opportunity for a sexy, haunting staging. It was the first Shakespeare I encountered at the age of twelve, and it has remained a story that speaks to me over forty years later. I can’t wait to share it with Trinity Rep’s audience.”

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Visit https://www.trinityrep.com/show/macbeth/ for tickets and more info.