MACBETH: A WALKING SHADOW

Genre: Classical, Drama
©Kate Sessions
William Shakespeare's classic tale adapted by Doug Silver & Andrew Frank

From the adapter and director of Woyzeck (?Claustrophobic and rather sensationally vivid!? ? NYTheatre.com) and Three Sisters (?An absorbing production? -- The New York Times) comes the stunning new adaptation of William Shakespeare?s classic tale of murder, madness and the fight for the Scottish crown.

MACBETH: A WALKING SHADOW is told in haunting flashbacks. It begins on the battleground with the defining fight between MacBeth and MacDuff. Onstage throughout the production, MacBeth, played by Ato Essandoh (Film: Garden State, Blood Diamond, Prime) revisits the events that have led him to the climatic scene. MACBETH: A WALKING SHADOW offers a powerful psychological study of his actions and blends the supernatural elements into the fabric of reality. The witches are re-imagined as apparitions that emanate from the people MacBeth is around at that moment. This adaptation captures the rush of one?s life and the fleeting decisions one makes. It ultimately asks the very human question, How did I wind up here?

?Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more.?

About the Company: Manhattan Theatre Source

Manhattantheatresource is a not-for-profit art service organization celebrating its fifth anniversary. Its 55-seat theatre, book store and cabaret, run by full-time volunteers, have afforded more than 2,400 artists opportunities to work in over 475 productions. The Source also provides workshops, marketing and design support, voiceover and video editing services and career consulting to local artists.



Cast: Andrew Frank-Director , Ato Essandoh, Celia Schaefer, Lou Carbonneau, Chuck Bunting, Michael Baldwin, Len Childers, Meghann Reilly, Amy Dickenson*, James Edward Becton, Ridley Parson, Lex Woutas, Stephen Arnold-Lighting , Leslie Cloninger-Director , Laura Schlactmeyer-Stage Mgr , Kate Sessions-Stage Mgr , Doug Silver-Artistic Director , Andrew Bellware-Sound
Preview:   01/04/07
Open:   01/05/07
Close:   01/27/07

Schedule:
Preview: Thursday, January 4 at 8 pm
Run: January 5 - 6, Friday & Saturday at 8 pm
January 10 - 27, Wednesday - Saturday at 8 pm
Theater:   Manhattan Theater Source
Address:   177 MacDougal St
New York, NY 10011
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Closest subway: A,C,E to West 4th. Exit north end of station, walk north on 7th Avenue to 8th Street., right one block to MacDougal Street, right to theatre

Cost:$18.00
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Company: Manhattan Theatre Source         Official Web Site: www.theatresource.org