Macbeth And The Witches
Red Earth Theatre brings live theatre to the Patio de las Campanas at Tlaquepaque on Thursday October 21st at 6pm with a new look at an old relationship – the Macbeths and the most famous witches in the literary cannon.
This fast-moving retelling of the famous story with Lord and Lady Macbeth, Banquo and the Witches who are everywhere as everybody, was adapted by Red Earth stalwart and Shakespeare aficionado Terra Shelman with a first read through about a year ago. Whittling the cast to 4 women and 2 men, this version of ‘Macbeth’ by William Shakespeare is streamlined and focused while losing none of the intense relationships.
Terra Shelman appears as Witch #1 and Hecate, with Red Earth favorites Joan Westmoreland and Ashlee Threlkeld rounding out the witches’ number. Dylan Marshall (memorably seen in the 2019 full production of ‘Darkside’) returns to the Red Earth stage as Banquo. Kate Hawkes is thrilled to be on stage (and also directsing) playing Lady Macbeth. In his first appearance with Red Earth, Matthew Windham travels down the hill from Flagstaff to play Lord Macbeth.
Was Macbeth manipulated by the Witches or did he have free choice? What kind of passion drives a couple to such terrible lengths? Shakespeare’s play asks these questions and this adaption, with an emphasis on the witches and the relationship between the Macbeths, boils the unstoppable momentum into a dreadful cauldron of inevitability.
Red Earth is grateful to our season sponsor Sovereign Laboratories and for support from The City of Sedona. We are deeply appreciative to all who have supported our work – and indeed al the arts – over the challenging last 18months and look forward to seeing you in person.
‘Macbeth and the Witches’ – a rehearsed reading – takes place outdoors in Patio de las Campanas at Tlaquepaque from 6pm on October Thursday 21st. You are encouraged to dress warmly, bring a blanket and thermos of something warm to drink. If you dare, join the Witches as they ‘play’ with Macbeth – at least that is the way it seems. And bring a friend to hold your hand…
WHAT: ‘Macbeth and the Witches’ – live performance
WHERE: Tlaquepaque, Patio de las Campanas
WHEN: Thursday 21st October, 6-7pm
$10 at the door