The California State University (CSU), Stanislaus School of the Arts Department of Theatre is pleased to present the fourth annual Shakespeare Under the Stars event featuring the production “Macbeth” in the outdoor University Amphitheatre April 30 through May 5 with free admission.
Shakespeare’s spell-binding, supernatural tale of the lust for power and its bloody repercussions is directed by CSU Stanislaus Professor of Theatre Jere O’Donnell and will featuring special guest Chicago-based professional Daniel Gately in the title role.
An epic outdoor setting featuring a tremendous post-industrial set lends itself to surprising visual and audio effects that the audience can expect to experience in new and unexpected ways. “We’ve taken an experimental approach to the presentation of the three witches as ‘specters’,” explains O’Donnell. “Their effect on the circumstances of the play is a unique interpretation of the modern supernatural - taking the Elizabethan mindset and making it more accessible for our audience.”
The play is set to run just under two hours. O’Donnell adds, “this production is really about affecting all of the senses—sight, sound, emotion.”
Performances will take place in the outdoor University Amphitheatre located at One University Circle in Turlock, on April 30 - May 5. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., pre-show entertainment at 7:30 p.m., performance begins at sundown. Blanket and low-backed seating only. No outside alcohol or glass containers, please. Parking is free for this event only in Lot #3. Maps and directions at www.csustan.edu/maps. More information is available by contacting the School of the Arts at (209) 667-3959 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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