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The struggle for power is a universal conceit. We all have dreams of conquest; we all have an Everest of desire.

Spurned in Shakespeare’s time as “The Scottish Tragedy”, today this is one of Shakespeare’s most well known and revered works. Macbeth, having just celebrated its 400th birthday, helps Hydeware celebrate its 7th by bringing the company full circle to revisit its very first production in St. Louis, to be performed at Tower Grove Park in the Whitaker Theatre, September 7-16 at 6:00 pm.

Macbeth, a victorious Lord serving the King of Scotland, meets three witches who prophesy that he will soon become King. After sharing this beguiling news with his wife, Lady Macbeth persuades her husband to murder the king while he is a guest at their castle. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth begin to see apparitions of their guilty deeds, and in the end, lose their prized kingdom. After a mighty duel, Macduff conquers Macbeth to save the crown for the rightful King of Scotland.

As in Hydeware’s first production of Macbeth, all 24 characters will be played by only 3 actors. In a play where dualism and the double standard go hand in hand, the concept is the perfect fit. With lines such as “foul is fair and fair is foul,” “double, double, toil and trouble,” and “the battle’s lost and won,” the paradox of the same actor playing the new and old King is par for the bloody course.

Full of paradox both large and small, and putting forth notions of manipulation, betrayal, deception and regicide; Hydeware’s Macbeth promises to be even more brazen than the first. Macbeth stars Ember Hyde, Ken Haller and Brian Hyde and is directed by Richard Strelinger.

Macbeth will will perform in The Whitaker Theatre, at the Pool Pavilion in Tower Grove Park (directly behind the tennis courts), September 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16, 2007 at 6:00pm. For a map of Tower Grove Park, please click here.

All performances are FREE and open to everyone! Free-will donations are accepted. Bring a picnic basket, a lawn chair, and get ready for the tragedy you’ve been waiting for.

For more information call 314-368-7306 or visit www.hydewaretheatre.org.

Official Website: http://hydewaretheatre.org

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