something shakespeare this way comes

Macbeth desperately wants to be king. Egged on by his wife and the witches' prophecy, he kills King Duncan and takes the throne. But when violence is used to assuage ambition, it has a habit of returning to wreak havoc — something Macbeth discovers far too late. This classic tale of murder, paranoia, and unintended consequences is one of Shakespeare's darkest. It's also rumored to be cursed, and referred to only as "the Scottish play" by some superstitious actors. Cursed or not, Macbeth has been watched, loved, and adapted for centuries. It comes to the Presidio this fall, courtesy of Free Shakespeare in the Park. This year marks the group's 31st season of performing Shakespeare in public parks, and its first time producing Macbeth in San Francisco. Kenneth Kelleher returns to direct, with Michael Ray Wisely and Emily Jordan handling the title roles of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

Saturdays, Sundays, 2 p.m.; Mon., Sept. 2, 2 p.m. Starts: Aug. 31. Continues through Sept. 15, 2013
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