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Charles Ney directs Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ at Texas State

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
March 30, 2009

Macbeth

Caleb Straus (Macbeth) battles Wesley Riddle (Macdonwald/Second Murderer/Soldier) in the Texas
State production of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth.’
(Photo by Jordan Smith)

William Shakespeare’s legendary MacBeth, a tragic story of lust for power and murder in ancient Scotland, will take the stage at Texas State University-San Marcos for an early April run.

Directed by Charles Ney, the “Scottish Play” will hold performances at 7:30 p.m. April 2-4 and 7-9 as well as a 2 p.m. matinee April 5. All performances will be held on the main stage of the Theatre Center on campus.

One of Shakespeare’s darkest plays, MacBeth follows the titular character as he begins a bloody descent into madness in an unfettered quest for power. Goaded by his wife’s ruthless ambition and the ominous prophecies of three witches, MacBeth murders his guest, King Duncan, in an attempt to seize control of Scotland. But coups are rarely tidy affairs, and MacBeth watches the body count rise and his grip on sanity slip as one-time allies rise up to oppose him.

Admission is $10 for the general public and $7 for students with a Texas State ID. Tickets can be purchased at the University Box Office in the Theatre Center, located at the corner of Moon Street and University Drive and available by phone at (512) 245-2204.

For additional information, call (512) 245-2147.