“This transcendent Macbeth commands engagement. Women get their due ... so does Shakespeare.” - The New York Times
Like you've never seen it before.
Shakespeare’s infamous tale of political gluttony and supernatural vengeance finds refreshing new life in this piercing, stripped-down adaptation that creates a taut, contemporary thrill ride. Three women tackle all the roles, with captivating singing lending a haunting soundtrack to the rise and fall of Scotland’s most notorious royal assassin. Perennially relevant and breathtaking, Macbeth is a drama that demands to be seen — whether it’s your first or five hundredth time.
By William Shakespeare
Edited script by Lee Sunday Evans
Original music by Heather Christian
Directed by Adriana Baer
Music direction by Amir Shirazi
Approximately 100 minutes, no intermission.
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Post-show discussions with cast and crew follow matinee performances on Oct. 10, 12, 17, 24, 26, 31 and Nov. 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21 & 23.
Audio Described - October 13, 2 p.m.
Sign Interpreted - October 17, 7:30 p.m.
Open Captioned - November 9, 2 p.m.
We are committed to making our performances and facilities accessible to all of our patrons.
Recommended for ages 12 and up. Children under 6 are not permitted at any production at The Armory.
Evenings: Tuesdays – Sundays at 7:30 p.m.*
Matinees: Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m., Thursdays at 11 a.m.*
*Schedule may vary for some shows. Please check our season calendar to confirm.
Join us for a pre-show music performance with the Portland Sacred Harp Shape Note Singers, featuring live a capella (unaccompanied) singing inspired by the multiple roles and voices presented in Macbeth.Learn More
Join us for a pre-show conversation featuring Macbeth director Adriana Baer and dramaturg Elizabeth Tavares.Learn More
Join us for a pre-show interview featuring Macbeth director Adriana Baer in conversation with Artistic Director Marissa Wolf.Learn More