Macbeth at The Shakespeare Tavern


Atlanta's New American Shakespeare TavernThe Atlanta Shakespeare Company at The New American Shakespeare Tavern presents

Macbeth $15 General Admission Preview Thursday October 9

Performances October 10-November 2, 2014

Directed by Troy Willis Featuring Artistic Director Jeff Watkins as Macbeth


A haunting saga most “rich and strange.” Macbeth grapples with power, greed and his ambitious wife. Nature has more to teach us than we admit.


Join the cast and crew members for a lively Question and Answer session on Sunday October 26 after the show!



Duncan, King of Scotland  – Doug Kaye*

Malcolm, Duncan’s son  – Chris Rushing

Donalbain, Duncan’s son  – Kathryn Lawson

Macbeth, Thane of Glamis – Jeff Watkins

Banquo, Thane of Scotland  – Troy Willis*

Fleance, son to Banquo –  Hayley Platt

Macbeth’s Lady  – Mary Russell

Macduff, Thane of Fife –  Paul Hester*

Macduff’s Lady –  Dani Herd

Lennox, a Thane of Scotland – Nicholas Faircloth

Ross, a Thane of Scotland – J. Tony Brown*

Angus – Stephen Ruffin

Caithness, a Thane of Scotland – Doug Kaye*

Siward, General of the English forces – J. Tony Brown*

Young Siward, his son – Kathryn Lawson

Young Macduff – Hayley Platt

The Weird Sisters – Dani Herd, Amanda Lindsey, Hayley Platt

Porter – Vinnie Mascola

Old Man – Doug Kaye*

Scottish Doctor-  Troy Willis* English Doctor – Doug Kaye* Murderers – Stephen Ruffin, Vinnie Mascola, Patrick Galletta

Gentlewoman – Amanda Lindsey

Seyton – Patrick Galletta

Bleeding Captain – Nicholas Faircloth

Show of Kings –  Paul Hester*, Chris Rushing, J. Tony Brown*, Nicholas Faircloth, Stephen Ruff


-Adapted for this production from The Pocket Companion to Shakespeare’s Plays by J C Trewin

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 the castle of Dunsinane. At dawn (Act II) Macduff and Lennox discover 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 in England, where he hears that  in Fife the 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.

Performance days & times: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM, and Sundays at 6:30 PM.

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

Regular Ticket Prices:

Thurs 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.

Not valid on Saturday nights.

$14 for 10am matinees.

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

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For information on:

The Shakespeare Club Program and Flex Pass: call or email The Tavern Box Office at 404.874.5299 or or visit our website at

Education Programs and Workshops: call or email Laura Cole, Education Director at 404-874-5299, X58 or

Volunteer Opportunities: call or email Suzanne Mercer, Volunteer Coordinator at 404-874-5299, X59 or

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 on Pine Street or in the empty parking lots on Pine 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 or order tickets on-line at