April 20-24, 8 p.m.
Vortex Repertory, 2307 Manor Rd (click for map)
Tickets are $15-30, student tickets are $10. Tickets will be available at the box office or online at www.vortexrep.org. 512-478-5282
Scotland, 1967. Following a bloody war against a foreign power, William Macbeth is the most celebrated general in the nation. With his manhood challenged by a power-hungry wife, and urged on by visions of kingship, he embarks on a dark, frightening odyssey that leads him first to the heights of power and then to his ultimate downfall.
"This play was originally written with the theme of destiny, of fate, of predestination in mind" Kreyche says. "In this more modern update, these medieval ideas have been ignored. There are other, much more contemporary andyet timeless ideas the play brings us, such as the role of machismo and pride in decision-making, and the resulting misery this can cause, and the price of ignoring human goodness in the quest for power."
Philip Kreyche, who directs and takes the title role of Macbeth, has been active in Austin's theater and film scene since 2008. As writer/director/actor: The Legend of Siyavash (Wit's End Theater Project); Love Me (FronteraFest Long Fringe 2010); The Dying Sun (FronteraFest Short Fringe 2011); Kidon (short film, self-produced). As director: Sein Kampf (FronteraFest Short Fringe 2011). As actor: The Laramie Project (Q Tonic); Arthuriosis (Getalong Gang); The Importance of Being Earnest (Foot In The Door); Man and Superman (Austin Shakespeare).
The cast includes Christina Leidel as Lady Macbeth, Japhy Fernandes as Prince Malcolm, David Young as Banquo, Larry Oubre as King Duncan, Dustan Costine as Macduff, Justin Smith, Kevin Karwoski, and Allen E. Rogers.Click 'Read more' for additional information about the cast from AustinLiveTheatre.com . . . .