Shakespeare & Company Presents “Macbeth” [Berkshire on Stage]
Shakespeare & Company presents William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, directed by Obie Award-winning director Melia Bensussen. Company veterans Jonathan Croy and Tod Randolph take the helm as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, two of Shakespeare’s most notorious anti-heroes. Shakespeare’s stunning classic of blind ambition and corrosive power runs from Tuesday (July 3)– Sunday, August 5 in the Tina Packer Playhouse in Lenox.
“When working on this play, I kept thinking of the dead man’s heart beating beneath the floorboards,” said Director Melia Bensussen. “Edgar Allan Poe’s ghost stories are a big influence – his writing about hauntings, about the tricks our minds can play. The spirit of Poe’s psychological terror wherein we see portrayed our own irrationalities, our own capacities for dark deeds, our own chaos as creators with great imaginations but sometimes without boundaries – that’s the ghost story of Macbeth this summer.”
Macbeth marks Melia Bensussen’s directing debut at Shakespeare & Company. The supporting cast features Shakespeare & Company veterans Gregory Boover (Young Siward), Thomas Brazzle (Macduff), Nigel Gore (Duncan, Porter), Deaon Griffin-Pressley (Malcolm), Zöe Laiz (Hecate, Lady Macduff), Ella Loudon (Banquo) and Mark Zeisler (Ross). The creative team includes Cristina Todesco (Set Design), Dan Kotlowitz (Lighting Design), Olivera Gajic (Costume Design), Brendan F. Doyle (Sound Design), Hope Rose Kelly (Stage Manager), Ariel Bock (Vocal Coach) and Ted Hewlett (Fight Director).