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directed by Fred Sullivan, Jr.
An eerie prophecy and unchecked greed lead to an ambitious couple’s downfall in the Bard’s timeless tale of absolute power that corrupts absolutely. The brave soldier Macbeth, fresh from another blood-soaked victory, encounters a trio of witches who prophesy that he will become King of Scotland. Bolstered by supernatural omens and pushed by his indomitable wife, Macbeth kills the current king and claims the throne. Plagued by paranoia and guilt on their increasingly bloody path to glory, the seemingly untouchable Lord and Lady Macbeth get everything they ever wished for... but nothing they ever expected. Shakespeare’s darkest tragedy, Macbeth moves at the pace of a thriller and keeps you riveted to your seat through to its brutal ending.
Jeanine Kane, Bill Mootos, Mia Ellis | Good People
The Gamm's production is part of Shakespeare for a New Generation, a national program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
directed by Tony Estrella
Scottish playwright David Harrower’s most acclaimed and most controversial play, Blackbird "is theater at its most elemental," says The New York Times. In a littered factory break room, 55-year-old Ray and 27-year-old Una engage in a confrontation so real and raw that you feel you should look away. But how can you? Fifteen years earlier, the two had a sexual affair...when she was 12. Ray has assumed a new identity and a new life following his imprisonment, while Una has not stopped searching for answers to her conflicting emotions. What emerges from the recriminations and explanations is a complex relationship that blurs the boundaries between love and lust, obsession and abuse. Uncompromising, shocking and surprisingly tender, Blackbird will leave you hanging on every word and every uncomfortable silence. For mature audiences only.
Winner of the 2007 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play
“Masterly, mesmerizing...extraordinary...a miracle.”
(New York Times)
"Four Stars! David Harrower's Blackbird comes as a revelation. [It] is the sort of daring theater far too absent from our stages these days."
(New York Post)
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