Macbeth is the tale of one man’s ill-fated journey. After receiving a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland, the heroic General is consumed by ambition and spurred into action by his power-hungry wife. Macbeth fulfils the forecast by killing the King and then taking the throne. However, wracked with guilt and paranoia both he and his murderous wife’s lives slowly unravel, leaving them to suffer their fate. What’s done cannot be undone…
The horror and the poetry of this supernatural tragedy are magnified as the moon rises over Macbeth’s castle – represented by the stone walls of the Patapsco Female Institute in Ellicott City. You’ll be up close to the action as you travel with the actors through the historic park. Audience size will be limited for the movable play, as we want the crowd to enjoy the full experience of being up close to the traveling action. We encourage advance purchase of tickets online. The ticket tent and gates will open 90 minutes before the play.
For the “movable” play: If you bring a picnic, please use disposable packaging: Do not carry coolers or chairs to the park. There is no place to store personal belongings when the play begins to travel through the park. You’ll be walking or standing outdoors through most of the performance. Please wear comfortable shoes.
2hr 30min (No Intermission)