Macbeth opens this evening at the RBG Rock Garden

artsblue 100x100By Pepper Parr

August 13th, 2018



The third season of Shakespeare in the RBG Rock Garden begins this evening.

The cast has been rehearsing for months at a concrete bunker on the McMaster campus.

Trevor Copp

Trevor Copp

Director Trevor Copp has taken a different tack on a play that has added strong phrases to the English language.

Copp re-imagines the classic story of fate and vengeance  as a conspiracy story thriller. Macbeth’s pact with unseen forces to become a tyrant King unfolds with consequences beyond his darkest imaginings. This highly physical interpretation is performed outdoors.

It dramatizes the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake

Alma Sarai does several scenes that have to be watched.

Alma with bowls

Alma Sarai in rehearsal as Lady Macbeth

Out, damned spot! out, I say!—One: two: why, then, ’tis time to do’t.—Hell is murky!—Fie, my…

The thane of Fife had a wife: where is she now?—
What, will these hands ne’er be clean?—No more o’…

Here’s the smell of the blood still: all the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this …

This is a young growing actress who performs intensely and superbly.

At the Royal Botanical Gardens Rock Garden on Plains Road between August 13th to 17th; August 20th to 24th and August 27th to 31st. There are no Saturday or Sunday performances.

There are no performances on Saturday and Sunday.

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