Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own award winning, critically acclaimed professional stage company, whose Sweeney Todd delighted us in February and March, will be back on stage with an adaptation of Shakespeare’s most notorious play, Macbeth, set not in Scotland but on a Pacific island.
In the 1960’s, on a tropical island in the South Pacific, where witchcraft abounds, passions play against ambition in a deadly game for tribal control. In our mythical setting, a group of AWOL soldiers have insinuated themselves into the local populace. After a time, the natives seek to wrest back their homeland, with the aid of their spirit world. This fast-paced 80 minute adaptation features a multi-cultural cast, indigenous choreography and exciting stage combat.
The venue, once again, is the McKinney Chapel, First Unitarian Congregational Church, 116 Pierrepont Street (between Monroe Place and Clinton Street). The play’s run begins on Thursday evening, May 25, and continues through the following weekend. There will then be six more performances over the following two weeks. There’s more information and a complete schedule here; you may buy tickets here.