Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Returns to the Mount with Macbeth

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By: Amanda Gratsch

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Prophecies. Ambition. Murder. Madness.

ArtsWave presents Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s performance of Macbeth, sponsored by the Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trusts, Fifth Third Bank Trustee at Mount St. Joseph University on Thursday, March 26 at 7 p.m. in the University Theatre.

Through the generous ArtsWave grant, the event is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required.

In Shakespeare’s famous cursed play “Macbeth,” we see the darkness of the world overcome the light. This bloodshed tragedy is one of Shakespeare’s most powerful works, so prepare for a supernatural thriller. Tormented by visions and guilt when the price of his crimes takes its tool, what fate awaits Macbeth?

Moreover, the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is a resident ensemble theater company that recently celebrated its 20th anniversary last season. The play will include one, 15-minute intermission for a total running time of two hours. The play is suitable for seventh grade students and older.

Dr. Marilyn Serraino, associate professor of English at the Mount who teaches a course called Shakespeare in Love, reflects on the upcoming performance.

“Macbeth has always been one of Shakespeare's most popular plays. Witches' prophesies, a manipulative wife, and a personal desire for power and prestige lead once-noble Macbeth to murder and chaos. If you like Game of Thrones, you won't want to miss Macbeth," she said.

Mount St. Joseph University is an undergraduate and graduate Catholic university that provides an interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional curriculum emphasizing values, service and social responsibility.