Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Upcoming: Lady M by Melissa Smith-Rodriguez, FronteraFest at Salvage Vanguard, January 19, 23, 25, 28
UPDATE: Click for ALT review, January 26
a woman's descent into darkness
by Melissa Smith-Rodriguez
directed by Matthew Braylon Haynes
FronteraFest at Salvage Vanguard Theatre
Tuesday, January 19, 8:45 p.m.
Saturday January 23, 5:15 p.m.
Monday, January 25, 9:15 p.m.
Thursday, January 28, 7 p.m.
What happened to Lady Gruoch before her fateful marriage to Macbeth that led to her becoming one of Shakespeare’s most infamous and bloodthirsty characters? This play explores a possible situation that answers the questions about Lady Macbeth. Taking place in Scotland in the early 1000’s, the plot centers around Gruoch’s relationship with her father and the two main women in her life, and it goes into her meeting and beginning a relationship with Macbeth. After the death of her first husband, Gruoch must decide whether to obey her father’s wishes or try to start a life on her own, with her son. Her father will do everything he can to make her see it his way, but the ultimate decision is hers.