“And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death.”
act 5, scene 5
Provocative director Liesl Tommy brings Broadway savvy, storytelling flair and a revolutionary sensibility to Macbeth, Shakespeare’s masterpiece of suspense. In a world beset by civil war and invasion, Macbeth and his artful lady begin a series of murders, designed to further their own ambitions, only to plunge their lives into madness.
Liesl Tommy’s projects include Eclipsed by Danai Gurira (starring Lupita Nyong’o and nominated for a Tony Award for Best Direction), 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.