Shakespeare In The Park (Macbeth) — Sat & Sun Sept 21-22, 2pm
Enjoy Free Shakespeare in the Park at Jerry Garcia Amphitheater this season for the first time in SF Shake’s 31-year history! The show this season is Macbeth, which is also a first for Free Shakespeare in the Park. In case you’re not familiar with the Free Shakespeare program, no tickets or reservations are needed and audiences are welcome to bring a picnic.
Shakespeare Poster - 12×18
Regarded as one of the Shakespeare’s major tragedies, Macbeth is memorable for its suspenseful plot and thrilling scenes of witchcraft and swordplay. Audience members will recognize Macbeth’s famous soliloquies, including “Is this a dagger which I see before me?” and “Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow”, as well as the witches’ rhymes “Double, double, toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble.”
- Pat Craig from the Mercury News describes it as “A stunningly emotional piece of theater with the heart of an action movie!”
- John Angell Grant from the Daily News says, “Emily Jordan is chilling immediately on entrance. Michael Ray Wisely is compelling as her warlord husband.“
- Sue Steinberg from The Independent describes Emily Jordan’s lady Macbeth as “A powerhouse of ambitious passion.”
Here are a few audience comments from other Bay Area shows:
- “We loved this! We’ll be back for another performance. I recommend this to everyone!” – Connie Stillinger, via Facebook
- “I thoroughly enjoyed this show. Kudos to the entire cast.” – Greg Kinnison, via Facebook
- “Great job!! We loved it! Thank you!” – Sheila McBurnie Roberts, via Facebook
- “This play keeps you on the edge of your seat. The actors are amazing. A must see.“ – Annette Madsen, via Facebook
In addition to the Macbeth performance, there will also be a short Green Show on the lawn, called ‘Witchipedia. Thirty minutes prior to curtain, our three witches will provide a family-friendly, 15-minute orientation to the world of Macbeth that’s great fun for all ages!
Click image below for a short video preview of the show.