UD Presents Macbeth

Mar 22, 2016

The University of Dubuque Department of Fine and Performing Arts and the UD Drama Club will present Shakespeare’s shortest, darkest, and most powerful tragedy to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the renowned playwright’s death. The accessible production was adapted and directed by Nich Radcliffe, adjunct faculty at UD, to thrill, startle, and satisfy audiences.

What: Macbeth

When: Friday, April 29, at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 1, at 2:00 p.m.

Where: John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center

Admission: $15 for adults, $5 for non-UD students, free for UD faculty, staff and students

The play begins with three witches who plan to meet Macbeth, and then it moves to a military camp. The Scottish King Duncan hears that his generals, Macbeth and Banquo, bravely defeated their enemies. Duncan orders the execution of the traitorous Thane of Cawdor and arranges for the Thane’s title to be passed to the valiant Macbeth. Through Macbeth, Shakespeare dramatizes the psychological and political impact of evil when used to satisfy ambition for power.

Tickets are available Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Farber Box office, Heritage Center; at 563.585.SHOW; or online at www.dbq.edu/heritagecenter.