CCCT’s Shakespeare in the Summer series continues with a production of The Tragedy of Macbeth. The play dramatizes the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake. Of all the plays that Shakespeare wrote during the reign of James I, who was patron of Shakespeare’s acting company, Macbeth most clearly reflects the playwright’s relationship with his sovereign. It was first published in the Folio of 1623, possibly from a prompt book, and is Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy.
A brave Scottish general named Macbeth receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the Scottish throne for himself. He is then wracked with guilt and paranoia. Forced to commit more and more murders to protect himself from enmity and suspicion, he soon becomes a tyrannical ruler. The bloodbath and consequent civil war swiftly take Macbeth and Lady Macbeth into the realms of madness and death.
Clear Creek Community Theatre’s 2018 production of Macbeth is directed by Robert L. Meek who has previously directed Titus Andronicus, Romeo & Juliet and the Tempest.
Performances will be held July 13th through July 22nd. Showtimes are at 8:00pm on Fridays & Saturdays, with matinees at 2:30pm on Sundays. A special Thursday night performance will be held on July 19th. at 8:00pm. Tickets are now on sale at our online box office. Reservations may also be made by calling the box office at 281-335-5228.
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