If you prefer to get the shivers from murder and guilt-driven insanity, as opposed to ghosts and goblins, Woolfe Street Playhouse is the place to go this weekend. The Village Repertory (which is in residence at the playhouse) is working with the College of Charleston’s Shakespeare Project founder and CofC student Evan Parry to produce Macbeth, which runs Fri. Oct. 24, Sun. Oct. 26, and Thurs. Oct. 30-Sat. Nov. 1.
Although Shakespeare isn’t within the Village Repertory’s mission, the company decided to take on the show because the college didn’t produce a Shakespeare Project performance this year, leaving the student actors without the opportunity to perform. “To produce [Macbeth], we really had to feel passionate about the show,” says Village Rep artistic director Keely Enright. “It isn’t something that will be seen regularly on our stage.”
You heard the lady—this is probably your only chance to see the Village Rep, one of the few professional companies in town, tackle Shakespeare. You can buy tickets and read more about the show at woolfestreetplayhouse.com.