June 5th through 29th, 2014
All performances begin at 7:00pm
This spring, We Players remounts its epic production of Macbeth at Fort Point. Multiple performance trajectories wind through the dark stone corridors, narrow passageways, expansive brick casemates, and inner chambers of the fort. On the parade ground, in the direct onslaught of the billowing fog and relentless wind, the witches work their charms. The Golden Gate Bridge soars overhead, the city skyline flickers – a full sensory immersion into Macbeth’s Scotland as it collides with Civil War era and modern day San Francisco. In collaboration with the National Park Service.
In our 2014 production, we explore this tale of blood and the thirst for power through the lens of the “old guard”: warriors who have engaged in battle for decades; who are older than their young wives; who are the same age as their King. We infuse the space and the story with tremendous detail, and collaborate with the forces of nature in the form of wind and billowing fog. A full immersion into the world of play, audiences can catch glimpses of moments that traditionally occur off stage: Duncan’s body in blood soaked bed sheets, the Macbeths feverishly washing the still-warm blood from their hands, Macbeth’s coronation, Lady Macbeth alone in her bedroom, and the otherwise private lives of the Weyard Sisters. The Weyard Sisters are nearly omnipresent throughout; some audience members may be able to decipher the code these Sisters use to communicate with one another, or catch them at work in secluded corners of the fortress.
Ticket price varies by performance:
A discounted ticket option at the start of each performance weekend.
Fridays & Sundays, $60
Join us for one of these special occasions! Post-performance receptions on 6/5 Opening and 6/29 closing, and talk backs with hot tea after every Saturday performance.
NO REFUNDS. NO EXCHANGES. Choose your dates carefully.