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‘Macbeth’ set for April 11-14

March 19, 2019

"Blood will have blood" at the New Theatre as the Indiana State University theater department presents William Shakespeare's dark and violent tragedy, "Macbeth."

Director David Marcia describes it as "A play about murder. A nightmare-world where human history is reduced to its most basic elements -- people who murder and people who are murdered."

"Strange as it may seem, Macbeth is also a love story, albeit a very dark one," Marcia said. "Macbeth could live well in a world where he wasn't king, but his great love and the intervention of occult forces make it impossible for him to exist anywhere Lady Macbeth isn't queen. The arc of their marriage drags an entire country through a slaughterhouse as they both summon and are summoned by powerful supernatural forces who give no account of themselves to mere humans."

"Macbeth" will preview on April 10 then run at 7:30 p.m. April 11-13. There will be a 3 p.m. matinee on April 13 and a final matinee at 4 p.m. April 14.

All performances will be at the New Theatre. Tickets may be purchased at the New Theatre box office or by calling 812-237-3333 the week of the show. It's anticipated all performances will be at or near the New Theatre's capacity of 165. There is no reserved seating, so make your reservations and come early to get the best seating.

General admission is $10, $5 with a valid non-ISU student ID. Free student rush tickets are available at the box office at 6:30 p.m. for evening performances, at 1:30 p.m. for the Saturday matinee and at 2:30 p.m. for the Sunday matinee.


Media contact: David Marcia, instructor, department of theater, Indiana State University,