Schreiber and Ehle Stir Up Toil and Trouble in Central Park Macbeth, Beginning June 14

News   Schreiber and Ehle Stir Up Toil and Trouble in Central Park Macbeth, Beginning June 14
Central Park. Shakespeare. Liev Schreiber. They're back together again this summer for a new production of Macbeth, which will begin performances on June 14. Moises Kaufman directs.

Macbeth star Liev Schreiber.
Macbeth star Liev Schreiber. Photo by Aubrey Reuben

The Central Park production of Macbeth was delayed by one day to June 14. "The rains of the last few weeks have slowed down the preparation of scenery and production elements and in the past week have kept the cast from necessary rehearsals," reads a statement from the Public Theater."

Schreiber plays the ambitious Scot warrior bedeviled by an even-more-ambitious wife (Jennifer Ehle's Lady Macbeth), a coven of future-predicting witches and an over-active conscience. It is Schreiber's third trip to the Delacorte Theater. He won an Obie Award for his conniving Iachimo in 1998's Cymbeline and played the title role in 2003's Henry V. As for indoor Shakespeare, he played the conflicted prince in Hamlet and Iago in Othello, both at the Public Theater.

Joining Schreiber and Ehle are Joan MacIntosh, Ching Valdes-Aran, and Lynn Cohen as the Weird Sisters; Delacorte stalwart Herb Foster as Duncan; Jacob Fishel as Malcolm; Pedro Pascal as Bloody Sergant/Murderer 2; Mark L. Montgomery as Lennox; Philip Goodwin as Ross; Teagle F. Bouegere as Banquo; Andrew McGinn as Angus/Murderer 1; Sterling K. Brown as Macduff; Sanjit De Silva as Donalbain; Graeme Malcolm as Seyton; Florencia Lozano as Lady Macduff; Tolan Aman as Boy; and Seth Duerr, Amefika El-Amin, Stephanie Fieger, Hollie Hunt, Michael Markham, Lucas Near-Verbrugghe, and Clancy O'Connor in the ensemble.

Dates are June 14-July 7. Opening night is July 28.

Kaufman directed the Broadway production of I Am My Own Wife, as well as the Off-Broadway shows Gross Indecency and The Laramie Project for his own Tectonic Theater Project company.

As previously announced, the second Central Park offering in 2006 will be Mother Courage with Meryl Streep. Dates are Aug. 8-Sept. 3. George C. Wolfe directs.

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