The Aquila Theatre Company's touring production of MacBeth will play the WYO Theatre on Tuesday March 6th at 7:30 p.m.
A pre-show discussion with the cast wil take place at 6:30p.m.
It is well known in theatrical circles that the name of the "Scottish Play" must never be uttered on a stage. Shakespeare's masterful highland drama of war, assassination, sex and intrigue is one of his most famous plays and is rooted in a world of ancient mysticism, malevolent magic and witchcraft whose primeval forces tear the world of feudal Scotland apart. At the heart of this compelling, dangerous and chilling drama are a series of incredibly well-wrought relationships, between a man and a woman , his best friend, father-figure, non-existent son and heir and those who might usurp his newly won power. Aquila's new production of Macbeth emphasizes these relationships in a tightly wrought production that has audiences on the edges of their seats. We set out to understand Macbeth's descent into murder, madness and deprivation and the the returning warrior comes home to a world of death and destruction.
Aquila Theatre is a 501 (c) 3 not for profit company founded in London in 1991 by Peter Meineck and based in New York City since 1999. Aquila's mission is to bring the greatest theatrical works to the greatest number. To this end Aquila presents a regular season of plays in New York, at international festivals, and tours to approximately seventy American towns and cities each year. Aquila produces an extensive educational program and is also professional company in residence at the Center for Ancient Studies at New York University.