By William Shakespeare
Directed by Arin Arbus
Starring John Douglas Thompson in the title role

Scenic and Mask Design by Julian Crouch
Costume Design by Anita Yavich
Lighting Design by Marcus Doshi
Composition and Sound Design by Sarah Pickett
Voice and Text Consultation by Andrew Wade
Fight Direction by B.H. Barry

Our new production of Shakespeare’s Scottish play reunites Ms. Arbus with John Douglas Thompson who won OBIE and Lucille Lortel Awards for his performance in Arbus’s remarkable production of Othello two seasons ago for Theatre for a New Audience.  The genius of Macbeth has to do with the essential contradiction of its central character. Macbeth is capable of terrifying brutality, but his brutality is matched by the magnificence of his poetry. He manifests the worst in man and yet we see ourselves in him. His words strike us and we realize that we have him within us.

photos by Gerry Goodstein