“It’s clear that it doesn’t take a five-figure budget to produce compelling Shakespeare. It only takes five actors, an audience willing to believe, and a company willing to reach out to them.”
Byron Woods, Indy Week
“By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes…”
The Three Witches, Macbeth
5 actors, 19 characters, 70 minutes of murder most foul
We’ve cut the Bard’s psychological thriller down to a sizzling 70 minutes. Brilliant young general Macbeth has pulled off a glorious victory in battle, but before he can return to King Duncan’s court, he encounters a most enticing prophecy. Spurred on by his ambitious wife, Macbeth sets his sights on the throne, but blood will have blood and he soon learns there is no rest for the wicked.
Each performance is absolutely free. No tickets required.
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A few things to tell you about the performance
1. Bring a chair or a blanket. The audience will be sitting on the stage with the actors, so please bring a blanket if you don’t want to sit on the ground.
2. The performance will be entirely outside so be prepared with bug spray or sunscreen if you need it
3. You are welcome to bring food or drinks to the play, but please clean up after yourself.
4. Lastly, if it rains, the show will go on inside the UNC Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Art Studio 101 at 5 p.m.
Hail Macbeth King of Scotland!
More About PlayMakers Mobile
“So 100 years later, we are getting back on the road and connecting with our communities again.”
Through partnerships with area non-profits, community organizations, and local schools and libraries, in locations across the Triangle, PlayMakers presents professional-quality, bare bones productions of Shakespeare plays and more, cut to ninety minutes or less. In doing so, we aim to connect with new audiences in their own spaces, truly meeting them where they live. By revealing theatre to be accessible, relevant, and vital, PlayMakers Mobile builds a new audience for these timeless plays and allows PlayMakers to foster new relationships throughout the region.
On Our Blog
By Jerry Ruiz. Since I arrived here at PlayMakers in August, one of my major projects has been launching our Mobile Shakespeare initiative. This pilot program follows in the tradition of the original Carolina Playmakers and takes inspiration from the incredibly impactful work of Michelle Hensley and her Minneapolis-based theater company, Ten Thousand Things.