Macbeth - Spring 2006
Macbeth (1605-06) - Spring 2006
Written by William Shakespeare
April 4-8 at 7:30 p.m. & April 8 at 2:00 p.m.
School Matinee: Thursday April 6, at 10:00 a.m. Call 503-554-2639 for information and reservations.
Synopsis: Written in 1605-06 at the height of his dramatic powers, Shakespeare's Macbeth is the story of a war hero and his wife who struggle with fate and their own ambitions. Urged on by his wife, Macbeth betrays and murders his king in an attempt to gain the power and prestige of the crown. The cycle of violence, betrayal and murder that follows the couples' ascent to the throne is both as ancient and as fresh as today's news. Despite the grisly themes, some of Shakespeare's most beautiful verse and profound wisdom come to life in this wonderfully supernatural play. "Something wicked this way comes."