Beautiful Soup Theater Collective Will Present Shakespeare's Macbeth; Casting Announced

News   Beautiful Soup Theater Collective Will Present Shakespeare's Macbeth; Casting Announced
 
The Beautiful Soup Theater Collective will present William Shakespeare's Macbeth at 13th Street Repertory Oct. 19-31.

Directed by Steven Carl McCasland, the cast will be headed by John Johmann and Tracy Jennissen with Leonardo Abraham, Lena August Charles Baker, Mallory Berlin, Salvatore Casto, Dom Crincoli, Courtney de la Rigaudiere, Spencer Gold, Laurie Jill, Leo Kubota, Rory Allan Meditz, Kathleen Moran and Christopher Stokes.

Set in Chicago 1959, press notes bill the production as "an intimate, 2-hour look at one of the Bard's bloodiest plays. ... Using the music of Frank Sinatra and Henry Mancini, Macbeth is filled with lust, greed and revenge. Beautiful Soup stains 13th Street Rep red with blood in a production inspired by the films of the era. It's 1959 and Mackie is back in town."

A portion of the box-office proceeds will benefit The Fortune Society for Prisoner Reform, which "strives to support successful re-entry from prison and to promote alternatives to incarcerations, thus strengthening the fabric of our communities."

Production stage manager is Anna Grace Carter.

Show times are Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 PM, Fridays and Saturdays at 9:30 PM and Sundays at 3 PM. The closing performance will be followed by a costume ball. Intermission will feature a wide array of New York burlesque performers.

The theatre is located at 50 West 13th Street, between 5th and 6th avenues. Tickets, $25 ($30 on Halloween), are available at http://beautifulsoup.showclix.com. A $5 discount for students and seniors is available at the door, one hour prior to curtain. To learn more about the Collective, visit www.beautifulsouptheatercollective.org.

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