Monday, May 22, 2006

Macbeth casting press release

Here are the interesting bits from the casting press release we got sent the other day (we count as media?!). The names of cast members are the same as posted earlier.

Directed by Mois├ęs Kaufman, Macbeth will begin previews at the Delacorte Theater on Tuesday, June 13th. Performances will continue through Sunday, July 9th. The press opening will be Wednesday, June 28. Shakespeare in the Park will mark the culmination of The Public's year-long 50th Anniversary Celebration.

This seems to confirm the July 9th closing as opposed to what's being reported by Playbill and BroadwayWorld.

Oskar Eustis stated "This summer's shows in the park will be a perfect manifestation of what The Public Theater stands for: our nation's greatest actors performing the world's greatest plays under the direction of thrilling and boundary-breaking directors free for the people. The fact that both of these magnificent classics speak to a world at war is a powerful reminder of how, in the hands of remarkable artists, great plays of the past can speak to the state of the nation better than any politician."

A clue to how the play will be interpreted, perhaps?

And a reminder of how to get tickets, in case you missed it:

Performances of Shakespeare in the Park will be Tuesday Through Sunday at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are FREE and will be available on the day of the performance (two per person) at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park beginning at 1:00 p.m. and at The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street (near Astor Place), from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The closest entrances to the Delacorte are at 81st Street and Central Park West or 70th Street and Fifth Avenue.

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