October is the perfect time to experience Shakespeare's classic tale of murder, revenge, and the struggle for power. Macbeth, a brave Scottish general receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland but only if he follows their devious and sinister advice. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth sinks to murderous depths to secure his crown. Don't miss this supernatural classic performing at the most chilling time of year!
"Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble."
The Curse of Macbeth
According to folklore, Macbeth was cursed from the beginning. A coven of witches objected to Shakespeare using real incantations, so they put a curse on the play. Legend has it the play's first performance (around 1606) was riddled with disaster. If you say "Macbeth" in a theatre (and it's not your personal, direct line) you must take immediate action because you've cursed the entire production. The way to undo the curse is to leave the theater, spin around three times, spit, say a curse word, knock on the theater door and ask to be re-admitted.
Macbeth has sword/dagger violence, onstage murder, and discussions of murder. Recommended for children 12+ due to all the murder happening onstage. Stage blood is used. If you get splattered it is washable.
Off-street parking available, Bryn Mawr Red line is the nearest L stop. Allow ample time for parking as there is no late seating.
October 8-30, Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3:00pm. One industry performance on Monday, October 24 at 7:30pm.
*Please be advised there is no late seating.*
1044 W. Bryn Mawr, Chicago, IL 60660
Regular tickets are pay-what-you-want. Donation tickets are $30. All tickets are paperless and your name will be on the list at the box office. *Please be advised there is no late seating.*
Our version of Macbeth has been edited and runs 1 hour and 40 minutes.