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Shakespeare Tragedy Offers Glimpse Into The Supernatural

Oct. 17, 2018
SHSU Media Contact: Laura Avery

A MACBETH photoSam Houston State University’s Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre presents A Macbeth a powerful adaption of Shakespeare’s tragedy on Oct. 24-27 with evening performances at 7:30 p.m. and a Sat. matinee at 2:00 p.m.   This condensed adaption of Shakespeare’s tale is directed by Tom Prior.

The essence of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy is a story about a man embroiled in his ambitious rise to power. Opening just before All Hallows’ Eve, A Macbeth offers audiences a glimpse into a world where witches and the supernatural are the overseers of humankind and ultimately in control of our destinies. Filled with prophecy, revenge and treachery, A Macbeth beautifully adapts Shakespeare’s original text into a taut ninety-minute tangled tale of one man’s journey into isolation. 

This streamlined adaption of Shakespeare’s play was created by Guy Roberts, founder, CEO and artistic director of the Prague Shakespeare Company as well as the artistic director of the Mermaid Theatre Company, a US based classical theatre company.

For ticket information, contact the Box Office at 936.294.2339 or visit to purchase your tickets online. General admission tickets are $10.

Performances take place in the Showcase Theatre, located in the University Theatre Center at 1740 Bobby K. Marks Drive and 17th street.

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