On Stage & Our Students

Shakespeare’s Macbeth

Macbeth 10x17 poster webSEPT/OCT 2014


Shakespeare’s spell-binding, supernatural tale of the lust for power and its bloody repercussions Theatre VCU’s Macbeth opens Sept. 25, 2014 as Theatre VCU’s first show of the 2014/15 season.

General Macbeth’s ambition to be King of Scotland leads him into a nightmarish world of evil, deceit, and murder. Shakespeare’s darkest tragedy, Macbeth, is a bloody thriller as Lord and Lady Macbeth get everything they ever wished for… but nothing they ever expected. A classic tale of power and madness Macbeth keeps you riveted to your seat until its brutal ending.

Director Barry Bell, who directed the past Theatre VCU’s productions of Sweeny Todd; The Play and Dracula,says this about his production of Macbeth: “With this production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth we wanted to make the play a little more accessible to today’s generation of theatre goers and today’s younger generation.  Streamlining the script and emphasizing the thematic content was our goal to give the play more accessibility and to leave the audience a little more freedom in their interpretation and imagination.”

You could call the production a “modern adaptation”. Still retaining the violence, the blood and the supernatural aspects of Shakespeare’s script.  Macbeth is a roller coaster ride of ambition, betrayal, and bloody murder.

Dates: Sept. 25 -27 & Oct. 2 – 4 at 7:30 pm • Sept. 28 & Oct. 5at 3:00 pm • High School Matinees Tues, Sept 30 & Wed, Oct 1Tickets: General Admission- $25.00 • Seniors, VCU Faculty & Staff- $20.00

VCU Students with Valid ID- $10.00 • Other Students with Valid ID- $15.00

Theatre VCU Box Office: 804-828-6026 or theatretix@vcu.edu




Man of La Mancha outside poster webMan of La Mancha

Book by Dale Wasserman • Lyrics by Joe Darion • Music by Mitch Leigh • Directed by Patti D’Beck

Winner of five Tony Awards, The Man of La Mancha is based on Miguel de Cervantes’ 17th century epic masterpiece of Don Quixote who sees good and innocence in a world filled with darkness and despair. Featuring such memorable songs as “The Impossible Dream”, “Dulcinea” and “I, Don Quixote” this extraordinary musical adventure is the comic/tragedy tale of the triumph of a man over his own follies.

Nov. 7 – 8, 13-15 & 20-22 at 7:30 pm • Nov. 9, 16 & 23 at 3:00 pm   •  High School Matinees – Nov. 11 & 12 at 10 am