Philadelphia, PA – The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre celebrates its 20th Anniversary Season this spring with two mainstage productions in repertory, directed by Artistic / Executive Director, Carmen Khan. Macbeth (April 1–May 21) is Shakespeare’s dark meditation about consequences in the aftermath of murder, ambition, tyranny, and revenge. Alternating on different nights with the same cast, Shakespeare’s irresistible romantic comedy, Twelfth Night (April 14–May 22), transports audiences to Illyria – a topsy turvy place, where everything is turned upside down and nothing is what it seems.
The talented cast features Rob Kahn as Macbeth / Malvolio, Annabel Capper as Lady Macbeth, John Zak as Duncan / Sir Andrew Aguecheek, and William LeDent as Macduff / Sir Toby Belch.
Performances of Macbeth and Twelfth Night will run on select dates Wednesday–Sunday, from April 1 – May 22, 2016. All performances will be held in the intimate 122-seat theatre at 2111 Sansom Street. For ticket sales and information please call the Box Office at 215-496-8001 or purchase your tickets on the web at www.phillyshakespeare.org.
Macbeth is Shakespeare’s meditation on consequences in the aftermath of murder, ambition, tyranny, and revenge. The entire world of Macbeth is stained with blood. The atmosphere is thick with it. Everyone is enveloped in it. It cannot be washed off. Enter the nightmare of having murdered another person and the impossibility of ever returning to any kind of peace of mind afterwards. Due to violent nature and dark themes, this play is recommended for ages 14+.
About Twelfth Night:
Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night is a comedic meditation on romantic delusion. We have a woman disguised as a man. We have a lady who is desperately in love with “him” but pretending to be in grave mourning; a duke who believes he is madly in love with the lady across town, while (unknown to himself) he truly loves the person at his side, whom he doesn’t realize is female; a terrified goose of a man challenging another man to a duel. And much, much more. Put all these people together and you have an irresistible, poignant symphony of miscommunication, misconception and non-comprehension, all fueled by romantic desire.