National Players Ensemble Brings Macbeth to Life

Company puts contemporary spin on Shakespeare’s classic

Witches, floating daggers, moving forests, and blood that refuses to be washed away. It's not Halloween; it's Macbeth, one of Shakespeare's spookiest plays.

The National Players will perform Macbeth in the Little Theatre at Central Methodist University Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m. There is no fee and the public is invited.

Macbeth is a story of an ambitious couple gripped with murderous thoughts, who discover that reality is elusive and elastic, making it hard to tell what is real and what is imagined. The play examines the brutal consequences of unchecked ambition.

National Players is a unique theatre ensemble that brings innovative productions to communities across the United States. It engages audiences and examine the intersection between great works of literature and contemporary life. National Players makes the classics current.

National Players' visit to CMU is sponsored by the Cultural Affairs Committee and the CMU Student Government Association and with financial assistance from the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.


Posted October 30, 2013