The Tragedy of Macbeth

Nov. 10, 11, 17, 18 at 7:pm; Nov. 12, 19 at 3:pm

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Jacqueline Donnaruma

“Something wicked this way comes” Steamer No.10’s CAST production of Macbeth. “Blood will have blood” in this Shakespeare’s classic tale of ambition, witchcraft and murder.

Macbeth by William Shakespeare, plays at the Steamer No.10 Theatre, November 10 – 19, 2017. It’s the infamous chronicle of a Scottish hero’s fall from grace, through spellbound seduction and the unrestrained pursuit of power.  Shakespeare’s study of ambition leads us from the battlefield where Macbeth is triumphant, to the bloody assassination that gains him the crown…but it costs him his soul and ultimate demise.

Macbeth is directed by Jacqueline Donnaruma and is performed by a combination of adult actors and students from Steamer No.10’s CAST program.

Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s most popular tragedies along with King Lear, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, Hamlet, and Julius Caesar. Though Macbeth’s ambitions are powerful, it is Lady Macbeth whose ruthlessness sets off a string of murders. She initially shows a callus calm saying, “a little water will clear us of this deed.” In the end, however, the sanity of the murderers unravels into all-consuming guilt and paranoia.

While Shakespeare incorporated elements of the supernatural, the story remains an examination of the human foible and the study of moral conflict driven by fear, ambition, and aspiration. “While Macbeth becomes the tyrant and mass murderer by the play’s climatic conclusion, his struggle and his own horrific awareness of the stages in that struggle are a powerful exploration of the good and evil inherent in everyone.”