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August 18–September 12
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Joel Sass

As he did in his wildly creative Pericles in 2008, director Joel Sass will work with a small ensemble of actors to make a highly charged and thoroughly unique interpretation of this epic tale of unbridled ambition. Featuring the same team of designers as Much Ado About Nothing, both theatrical events will bring to vivid and unexpected life these magnificent examples of why Shakespeare remains The Man.

PLEASE NOTE: Macbeth is a play about the dark side of humanity, and this production does not shy away from the brutal, violent nature of the work. We recommend you use your discretion in bringing young children to this production.

Video:
Preview

Highlights from Macbeth. Video by George Mauro. Watch the video.

Don't Take Our Word For It


Patron feedback after a recent performance of Macbeth.
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Inside Scoop

Director Joel Sass, actor Craig Marker, and Cal Shakes Artistic Director Jonathan Moscone and Resident Dramaturg Philippa Kelly discuss adaptation, haunted asylums, and King Duncan's potency at a panel that took place partway through rehearsals for our production of Shakespeare's Macbeth. Watch the video

Podcast:

listen Listen to An insightful Macbeth Grove Talk by Cal Shakes Resident Dramaturg Philippa Kelly, recorded prior to a recent performance.


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Events

Inside Scoop, Monday, Aug 2, 7pm, Orinda Library, 24 Orinda Way, Orinda, California 94563
Audiences are invited to meet and converse with the director, actors and designers to learn about directorial points of view, actors’ methods, and design ideas for the upcoming production. Complimentary ice cream and Peet’s coffee is served. This event is free and open to the public.

Grove Talks, 45 minutes before each performance
Led by resident Grove Talks speakers, these free, informal 20-minute talks are held on site 45 minutes before each and every performance, offering invaluable insight into the play and the production.

Tastings, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, beginning at 6pm
Taste the best of the Bay Area’s wine, beer, coffee, sweets, and savories for free on Tuesdays and Wednesdays before the performance.

Meet the Artists, Sunday, Aug 22 and Sep 5, following the 4pm performance
Audience members enjoy an opportunity to engage in a lively discussion about the production with cast members following select 4pm matinee performances.

Behind the Scenes, Thursday, Aug 26, 5:30pm event; 7:30pm performance
Share an intimate chat with actors from each production. The evening includes a backstage tour, hors d’oeuvres, wine, and a catered dinner beginning at 5:30pm. Cost: $45 (not including theater ticket). Call 510.548.9666 or visit calshakes.org to order.

Shindig, Friday, Aug 27, 6:30pm event, 8pm performance
Pre-show party for young professionals with cocktails, music, and more; event free with purchase of ticket to that night’s performance

InSight, Sunday, Aug 29, following the 4pm matinee
Explore the world of the play through an informal dialogue with the associate artistic director following select 4pm performances.


Photos:


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Production Photos


Stacy Ross (Lady Macbeth) and James Carpenter (King Duncan) in Cal Shakes’ Macbeth, directed by Joel Sass; photo by Kevin Berne.


The cast of Macbeth, directed by Joel Sass; photo by Kevin Berne.

Nicolas Pelczar (Lennox), Omoze Idehenre (Menteith), and Delia MacDougall (Ross) in Cal Shakes’ Macbeth, directed by Joel Sass; photo by Kevin Berne.

Delia MacDougall, Stacy Ross, and Omoze Idehenre as the Wyrd Sisters in Cal Shakes’ Macbeth, directed by Joel Sass; photo by Kevin Berne.

Jud Williford (Macbeth) in Cal Shakes’ Macbeth, directed by Joel Sass; photo by Kevin Berne.

Stacy Ross (Lady Macbeth) and Jud Williford (Macbeth) in Cal Shakes’ Macbeth, directed by Joel Sass; photo by Kevin Berne.


Stacy Ross (Lady Macbeth) in Cal Shakes’ Macbeth, directed by Joel Sass; photo by Kevin Berne.

Stacy Ross (Lady Macbeth) and Jud Williford (Macbeth) in Cal Shakes’ Macbeth, directed by Joel Sass; photo by Kevin Berne.

Publicity Photo:

The cast of John Steinbeck’s The Pastures of Heaven; photo by Kevin Berne
Stacy Ross and Jud Williford as Lady and Lord Macbeth; photo by Kevin Berne.

Artists

CAST

(in alphabetical order)
JUD WILLIFORD*  MACBETH
STACY ROSS*  LADY MACBETH AND OTHERS
JAMES CARPENTER*  DUNCAN, PORTER, SEYTON, AND OTHERS
CRAIG MARKER*  MACDUFF AND OTHERS
NICK CHILDRESS*  MALCOLM AND OTHERS
NICHOLAS PELCZAR*  BANQUO, LENNOX, AND OTHERS
DELIA MACDOUGALL*  ROSS AND OTHERS
OMOZÉ IDEHENRE*  LADY MACDUFF, MENTIETH, AND OTHERS
NOAH BALDWIN  FLEANCE
SAMANTHA MARTIN  MACDUFF’S SON
BRIAN J. PATTERSON  ENSEMBLE
MARISSA KELTIE  ENSEMBLE

CREATIVE TEAM

Joel Sass DIRECTOR
DANIEL OSTLING  SET DESIGNER
CHRISTAL WEATHERLY  COSTUME DESIGNER
RUSSELL CHAMPA  LIGHTING DESIGNER
ANDRE PLUESS  SOUND DESIGNER
DAVE MAIER  FIGHT DIRECTOR
PHILIPPA KELLY  DRAMATURG
LYNNE SOFFER*  TEXT AND VOCAL COACH
JESSICA RICHARDS  CASTING DIRECTOR
BRIANA J. FAHEY*  STAGE MANAGER
ELIZABETH ATKINSON*, KATHERINE RIEMANN* ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGERS
JESSA BRIE BERKNER  ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
CHRISTINA LARSON  PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.








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