The Antaeus Company, L.A.’s multiple award-winning classical theater company, takes on William Shakespeare’s gripping psychological drama, Macbeth. Considered one of the Bard’s most disturbing tragedy: a macabre tale of Scottish legends, witches, hallucinations and power. Shakespeare’s bloodiest couple thrash against the rise of their own consciences in a compelling psychological and political thriller that follows Macbeth’s transformation from battlefield hero to bloody tyrant, revealing the human soul’s darkest depths.
Jessica Kubzansky directs the fully double-cast production, with Bo Foxworth and Rob Nagle sharing the title role and Tessa Auberjonois and Ann Noble partnering as Lady M. Talk-backs will follow the performance every Thursday night beginning July 19: stay after the performance to ask questions and discuss the play with various cast members.
“I’ve always wanted to direct Macbeth in an intimate space,” says Kubzansky, a self-professed ‘Shakespeare addict.’ “Because of all the battles, it’s usually performed on a grand scale, but I want to investigate the psychology of it: How did these people come to do such evil deeds? What makes good people do bad things? One of the reasons that Shakespeare has survived over the centuries is because there are so many stories within each text—his plays are so deep and so wide.”
Performances run through July 5-August 26; The Antaeus Company, 5112 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA; $15-$34; 818-506-1983; www.Antaeus.org. Join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AntaeusTheater; follow us on Twitter @AntaeusTheater
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