Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival opens its 29th Season in Vanier Park with one of Shakespeare’s most thrilling and most popular tragedies.

This year’s production of Macbeth features celebrated Canadian actors Ben Carlson as Macbeth and Moya O’Connell as Lady Macbeth. Carlson has been a featured player at the Stratford and Shaw Festivals in Ontario for over two decades and O’Connell returns to Bard on the Beach after spending the last ten seasons at the Shaw Festival.

This production of Macbeth will be directed by Crow’s Theatre Artistic Director Chris Abraham in his directorial debut at Bard on the Beach.

Macbeth is a masterpiece, and the roles of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are two of the most terrifying and devastating tragic figures imagined by Shakespeare,” explains Abraham.

“At times chillingly amoral, and at others superhumanly sublime in their suffering, the two characters together are, Shakespeare’s most finely drawn portrait of marriage. It’s my great privilege to be working with two of the country’s most accomplished classical actors on this incredible contemporary meditation on power, patriarchy, fate and free will.”

Open night for Macbeth is Sunday, June 17th at 7:30pm. Ticket prices for all regular play performances start at $24 and are available online.

Last modified: May 9, 2018

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