The Atlanta Shakespeare Company at The New American Shakespeare Tavern Presents Macbeth

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Atlanta's New American Shakespeare TavernMacbeth
Directed by Laura Cole
October 4 to 28, 2012

Witches … prophecy … greed … desire for power … a wife’s yearnings … which is it that seals the tragic fate of Macbeth and his country? Journey to Scotland for this haunting tale. Macbeth is sure to thrill and to chill.

Join the cast and crew members for a lively Question and Answer session on Sunday October 14 after the show!

Cast:
Duncan, King ofScotland-Doug Kaye*
Malcolm,Duncan’s son -Jonathan Horne
Donalbain,Duncan’s son – Chris Rushing
Macbeth, Thane of Glamis – Andrew Houchins*
Banquo, Thane ofScotland-J.C. Long*
Fleance, son to Banquo – Kathryn Lawson
Macbeth’s Lady – Mary Russell
Macduff, Thane ofFife-Troy Willis*
Macduff’s Lady – Kati Grace Brown
Macduff’s child  – Kathryn Lawson
Lennox, a Thane ofScotland- Nicholas Faircloth
Angus – Garrett Gray
Ross a Thane ofScotland- Tiffany Porter
Caithness, a Thane ofScotland-J.C. Long*
Siward, General of the English forces – Doug Kaye*
Young Siward, his son – Chris Rushing
The Weird Sisters – Kati Grace Brown, Dani Herd, Kathryn Lawson
Porter – Daniel Parvis
Old Man – Doug Kaye*
Scottish Doctor – Joshua Diboll
Murderers – Chris Rushing, Daniel Parvis, Joshua Diboll
Gentlewoman – Dani Herd
Seyton – Daniel Parvis
Bleeding Captain – Nicholas Faircloth
Apparitions – Matt Nitchie*, Daniel Parvis, Joshua Diboll
Show of Kings – Troy Willis*,Jonathan Horne,Doug Kaye*,Tiffany Porter, Nicholas Faircloth,J.C. Long*, Garrett Gray

Macbeth Synopsis

Upon a “blasted heath” near Forres, three Witches, Weird Sisters, meeting the King of Scotland’s generals, Macbeth and Banquo, hail Macbeth in a triple prophecy, ending with the promise of kingship. Banquo is told that he “shall get kings, though thou be none”. After King Duncan has made him Thane of Cawdor (as the Witches promised), Macbeth knows that he and his unflinching wife are ambitious for the greater honour. She drives him onward; and that night he murders the sleeping King, their guest at thecastleofDunsinane. At dawn (Act II) Macduff andLennoxdiscover the murder, assumed to be by the King’s sons, Donalbain and Malcolm, who fly for safety. Macbeth goes to Forres to be crowned. Remembering the Witches’ prophecies, he has Banquo killed (Act III), but Banquo’s son Fleance escapes; that night Banquo’s ghost appears to Macbeth at a state banquet.

Macbeth goes (Act IV) to the Witches’ “pit of Acheron”, where he hears that he must beware Macduff, that he is to fear no man born of woman, and that he will remain unvanquished until Birnam Wood has come to Dunsinane. Macduff, meanwhile, has joined Malcolm inEngland, where he hears that  inFifethe tyrant has had his family murdered. Revenge will follow. At Dunsinane (Act V) Lady Macbeth, burdened by guilt, reveals much during her sleepwalking (“Infected minds,” says the doctor, “to their deep pillows will discharge their secrets”). Malcolm’s invading army advances under the shelter of branches from Birnam Wood; Macbeth, who has just learned of his wife’s suicide (“She should have died hereafter”), hears that Birnam Wood is indeed coming towards Dunsinane. Trusting desperately to the charmed life that “must not yield to one of woman born”, he faces in battle Macduff, who cries to him: “Let the angel whom thou still hast serv’d/Tell thee Macduff was from his mother’s womb/Untimely ripp’d”./ Macbeth is slain and Malcolm hailed as King of Scotland.

-The Pocket Companion to Shakespeare’s Plays by J C Trewin

Performance days and times: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 6:30 p.m.

Ticket Prices: Seating areas: Main Floor Seats, Box Seats (on floor) and Balcony Seats

Regular Ticket Prices: Thursday night: All regular (non-preview) Thursday shows are $20 for adults and $15 for students

Friday night: Main: $32 Box: $26 Balcony: $22

Saturday night: Main: $36 Box: $30 Balcony: $24

Sunday night: Main: $28 Box: $22 Balcony: $15

An 8% sales tax is added on top of all purchases made at The Shakespeare Tavern.

Discount Ticket Options: $15 for Previews (unless otherwise noted);. Student/Educator prices: $5 off per price level per night except in the Balcony on Thursdays and Sundays. Not valid on Saturday nights.

$14 for 10am matinees. $3 off for Military, Seniors, Groups of 10 or more, except in the Balcony on Sundays. Promotional discount offers are not valid closing weekend of a performance.

Purchase Tickets Online for most performances at http://www.shakespearetavern.com/

For information on:

The Shakespeare Club Program and Flex Pass: call or email The Tavern Box Office at 404.874.5299 or boxoffice@shakespearetavern.com or visit our website at http://www.shakespearetavern.com/

Education Programs and Workshops: call or email Laura Cole, Education Director at 404-874-5299, X58 or laura@shakespearetavern.com

Volunteer Opportunities: call or email Suzanne Mercer, Volunteer Coordinator at 404-874-5299, X59 or suzanne@shakespearetavern.com

Accessibility and The Shakespeare Tavern: The Shakespeare Tavern is handicapped accessible. Please let the box office know if you have any special needs that we should be aware of in order to make your Shakespeare Tavern experience the very best we can. Our handicapped entrance ramp/parking is located directly behind our building. Once you turn onto Renaissance Parkway from Peachtree Street, you will turn right onto Courtland Street. The Tavern’s back entrance will be immediately on your right once you clear the building on the corner and the traffic poles. The turn comes up quickly, so please drive slowly. Handicapped parking is directly in front of the ramp, behind our building.

Location: The New American Shakespeare Tavern is located at 499 Peachtree Street, NE, just four blocks south of The Fox Theater and directly across the street from Emory University Hospital Midtown.

Parking: In the evening, we recommend parking in the Emory University Hospital Midtown Parking Deck located directly across the street from the front doors of The Shakespeare Tavern on Peachtree Street. Regular parking price is $5.

DO NOT park onPine Streetor in the empty parking lots onPine Street. Your car might be booted if you park in these lots.

Food and Beverage Service: The Tavern opens one hour and fifteen minutes before the performance for food and beverage service. Chef for a Night provides a British-pub-style menu for dinner. The Tavern has a beer, wine, coffee, tea, and soft drink bar that serves Bass and Guinness on tap.

Seating and Box Office: Seating is done on a “first come, first served” basis within each designated section. Table seating is limited however all seats can accommodate food and beverages. For reservations or more information, call or email The Tavern Box Office at 404.874.5299 or boxoffice@shakespearetavern.com or order tickets on-line at http://www.shakespearetavern.com/