I should get out more often. I went out jogging last night and took a turn through Wilmer Park only to end up in the Scottish Highlands and the parapets of Macbeth’s castle, Dunsinane, just as the doomed Scottish general delivered his fateful lines:
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death.
And who’s not up to witnesses the consequences of political ambition?
The Chestertown show open tonight at 7 in Wilmer Park, weather permitting. With cool night air, a wisp of fog rolling in, this looks to be the perfect venue for Shakespeare’s Highland tragedy.
Here’s the official press release.
Shore Shakespeare Company continues its 2016 Tour Production of Macbeth, directed by Shelagh Grasso, with two performances this coming weekend at Wilmer Park in Chestertown. This most infamous of plays explores the darker side of the human soul as the title characters confront ambition, prophecy, temptation, and murder.
Performances are Friday June 3rd and Saturday June 4th at 7:00 pm. Wilmer Park is located on the Chester River just downstream from downtown, at 400 S. Cross Street. Tour performances are free and open to the public and are held outside, weather permitting. Patrons are encouraged to bring a lawnchair or blanket, a picnic and a bottle of wine, and to enjoy one of the classic tales in literature and Shakespeare’s famous and timeless poetry.
Greg Minahan and Avra Sullivan in the title roles anchor a talented and experienced cast, including Chris Rogers as Macduff, Juanita Wieczoreck as Lady Macduff, Will Robinson as Banquo, Nick Roetzel as King Duncan, Adam Brome as Malcolm, and Brian McGunigle as Ross. Chelsea Clough, Sally Borghardt, and Jane Jewell appear as the three Weird Sisters, along with Christine Kinlock, Jane Terebey, and Samantha Davis. The ensemble also showcases the talents of Paul Briggs, Nic Carter, John Terebey, Richard Smith, John Feldman, and Dane Long, along with Josh and Sam Hansen.
After Chestertown, our tour will continue June 9th at the Chesapeake Heritage and Visitors Center at the Kent Narrows and commences at the Oxford Community Center in Oxford, MD., June 10th and 11th. All performances are at 7pm.
While tour performances are free and presented as a benefit to the community at large, the productions most definitely are not. Donations are gratefully accepted to help defray the considerable expense. Shore Shakespeare Company is a member fund of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation. All donations are fully tax-deductible.