Directed by Barbara Baker Malangoni (Valparaiso) and Daena Sisk (Valparaiso)
The Eighth Annual Shakespeare In The Park, featuring MacBeth as performed by Chicago Street Theatre, Directed by Barbara Baker Malangoni and Daena Sisk will take place Thursday, July 11 & Friday, July 12, 2019 at Central Park Plaza, Home to the Porter Health Amphitheater, located at 70 Lafayette Street in downtown Valparaiso. Performances begin at dusk. The performances are free. Bring lawn chairs and a blanket and enjoy Shakespeare under the stars. Food provided by Martini’s, Valpo Velvet, and Chicagoland Popcorn. Arrival by 6 pm is highly suggested. VIP seating is available at $15.00. For VIP tickets and information, please contact the CST Box Office.
Performances at Chicago Street Theatre run July 18 through July 21, located at 154 W. Chicago Street in downtown Valparaiso. Chicago Street Theatre Performance Dates and Times: Thursday, July 18, 7:30 pm / Friday, July 19, 8:00 pm / Saturday, July 20, 8:00 pm / Sunday, July 21, 2:30 pm.
Tickets for the performances at CST are $20 for Adults and $17 for Seniors, Students, and Veterans. Please contact the CST Box Office (219)-464-1636, ext. 1, Tuesday – Friday 12 pm – 4 pm and two hours prior to show times, or check our website www.chicagostreet.org. Please contact the CST Box Office for group rates.
After receiving a prophecy of his future kingship from three witches, and coerced by his scheming wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan, but he is increasingly oppressed by the guilt of his crime in this darkest of Shakespearian tragedies. One of his most powerful works, Shakespeare’s Scottish play exposes the corrosive psychological and political effects produced when evil is chosen as a way to fulfill the ambition for power.
Macbeth: Jason Kaplan (Valparaiso)
Banquo: Michael Murray (Valparaiso)
Porter: Denise Murray (Valparaiso)
Ross: John Norris (Valparaiso)
Lennox: Jenna Johnson (Valparaiso)
The Weird Sisters: First Witch: Stephanie Meyer (Valparaiso), Second Witch: Ashleigh Happer (Valparaiso), Third Witch: Hilary Jordan (Valparaiso)
Lady Macbeth: Jessie Howe (Portage)
Duncan/Murderer #2: Dexter Pritchard (Valparaiso)
Macduff: Alexander Bonner (Michigan City)
Fleance/Soldier: Mahdi Stephens (Valparaiso)
Malcolm: Dennis Murray (Valparaiso)
Lady Macduff/Doctor: Savanna Wright (Valparaiso)