The Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre wraps up 2019 by invoking the spirits in presenting THE SCOTTISH PLAY. As the Culture Vulture does not utter nor write the name of that play, one will just have to look at the logo on this entry to see its name.
The final performance of THE SCOTTISH PLAY is at 2pm today at Reynolds Hall on the UCA campus.
Brave warrior the Thane of Cawdor emerges victorious from battle to be greeted by three witches who hail him as the future king of Scotland. What follows is a dizzying descent into political machinations, murder, and madness. It also contains what may be the Culture Vulture’s favorite exchange of dialogue in Shakespeare’s canon.
Lady M: To bed. To bed. To bed. (She exits)
Doctor: Will she go now to bed?
The cast includes Paige Reynolds, Chad Bradford, Emily Wold, Benjamin Reed, Keith Illidge, Chris Fitzges, Rebecca Brudner, Nick Narcisi, Justin Jones, Ben Grimes, Kevin Alan Brown, Mikala Hicks, Zachary Blair, Jack Hradecky, Regean Allen, Stephanie Craven, and Saxon Whitehead.
The production is directed by Rebekah Scallet, the Producing Artistic Director of Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre.
Mary Ruth Marotte is the Executive Director.