Shaking the Tree Theatre presents Shakespeare’s Macbeth, directed by Samantha Van Der Merwe, where “fair is foul and foul is fair.” Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy, Macbeth summons up dusk and midnight and at last a poor player struts and frets with empty sound and fury. It is a play about how dreams become nightmares, how a castle that by day seems the pleasant seat of nesting birds is transformed by night into hell itself- with a grimly porter at the gate. The Oregonian writes of this “gender-bending production… Of all the ghastly presences in Shaking the Tree’s unsettling take on “Macbeth,” the most frightening is not the witches or demons — it’s the patriarchy.” Performances take place February 16 through March 17. Tickets are available at the Shaking the Tree website.
Posted on February 21, 2018