"And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death."
act 5, scene 6
Provocative director Liesl Tommy brings Broadway savvy, storytelling flair and a revolutionary sensibility to “The Scottish Play,” Shakespeare’s exploration of murderous ambition, fiendish equivocation and a love of terrifying intimacy. In a world beset by civil war and invasion, Macbeth and his artful lady begin a series of murders, plunging us into the darkest night of the soul. Storms rage, fires burn and night blankets the earth in this tale of sound and fury, accompanied by Shakespeare’s richest poetry.
Liesl Tommy’s projects include Eclipsed by Danai Gurira, starring Lupita Nyong’o and currently running on Broadway, Appropriate by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Signature Theatre New York, Obie Award for Best New Play), Ruined by Lynn Nottage (at the Huntington Theatre Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse), and the world premiere of Party People by Universes at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
Director Liesl Tommy and Macbeth are underwritten by the Clarice Smith Series: New Directors for the Classics.Restaurant Partner: