By William Shakespeare
Directed by Bill Kerr
Part of Royal MTC's ShakespeareFest
7:30 pm January 22-25, 28-February 1
2pm January 26
Talk back follows January 28 performance
John J. Conklin Theatre
Gail Asper Performing Arts Hall
Tickets: $20, $15 Alumni/Arts Workers, $10 Students
Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance in 360 University College.
For reservations and group discounts contact the 24hr Box Office at 204-474-6880.
Runtime is 3 hours.
Macbeth follows a general (Macbeth) who receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the Scottish throne for himself. He is then wracked with guilt and paranoia. This interpretation will explore themes of masculinity and gang mentality.
Dr. Bill Kerr will be directing this epic Shakespearean drama. Bill Kerr is also a professor at the University of Manitoba and specializes in directing, acting, dramaturgy, dramatic literature, Irish literature, post–colonial literature, play analysis, acting theory, performance theory, Greek theatre, theatre history, and speculative fiction. His most recent projects have been directing Translations and Marat/Sade with the Black Hole Theatre Company