by William Shakespeare
Directed by Jonathan Fox
September 29 – October 16, 2016
The 2016-17 Season launches with Shakespeare’s Macbeth. ETC’s first foray in decades into the works of Shakespeare arrives just in time for election season with one of literature’s great tales of blind and bloody political ambition. Fresh from victory against the invading forces of Ireland and Norway, the triumphant General Macbeth is presented with a chilling prophecy from three witches: he will ascend to the throne of Scotland despite possessing no royal blood. Uncertain of the truth behind the witches’ words, Macbeth reveals the prophecy to his wife, who immediately begins plotting her husband’s ascension to power. Spurred by his wife’s unquenchable thirst for influence and status, Macbeth murders King Duncan in his sleep, throwing the kingdom into a bloody upheaval. Macbeth’s popularity and influence on modern culture is extensive, and can be seen in everything from the wildly popular Netflix series House of Cards to Akira Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood, and The Simpsons. Sponsored by Dana White.