Nashville Shakespeare Festival takes on Macbeth with a dystopian twist

The three witches of Macbeth in the Nashville Shakespeare Festival’s post-apocalyptic re-telling. The performance will come to Tullahoma High School on February 14. {Photo Credit: Rick Malkin}

Something wicked this way comes … the Nashville Shakespeare Festival will take on Macbeth for their winter performance but with a dystopian twist. Set in an unforgiving, post-apocalyptic world, this re-imagining of one of the Bard’s most popular tragedies blends prophecy, murder, madness, and the ever unrelenting quest for power.

It’s a traveling performance, which will be at Tullahoma High School on February 14.

Directed by David Wilkerson, public performance will premiere tonight (January 9) at Belmont University’s Trout Theater and continue until Sunday, January 26. On January 30, the show will re-open at the Academy Park Performance Arts Center in Franklin for a four day run. It then moves to Murfreesboro’s MTSU Tucker Theatre for performance from February 6-8. After the THS performance, it will end its run in Clarksville at Montgomery Central High School on February 21. Click here for a complete schedule.

Student matinees will also be available at each venue. Interested educators can also book a pre-performance in-class workshop. Click here for more details. •

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