Photos: Opening Night at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s ‘Macbeth’

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By John Moore
July 4, 2013

Opening No. 89: Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s “Macbeth”: Shakespeare’s tragedy explores the darkest corners of the human heart as the ambitious Macbeth schemes and murders in his raw, ambitious quest for the throne. Award-winning director Jane Page sets the tribal story amid the harsh landscapes – both political and geographic – of 1980s Afghanistan. Starring Nigel Gore, who also starred in last summer’s “Richard III” in Boulder. Also starring Liza de Weerd as Lady M, and featuring Sam Gregory, Lawrence Hecht, Nathan Stith among an ensemble of 27. Next performance: 8 p.m. July 13 at the Mary Rippon outdoor Amphitheatre on the University of Colorado-Boulder campus; times then vary throughout the summer. Call 303-492-0554 or go to colorado shakes’ home page. Thanks: Clay Evans, Timothy Orr, Rachel Ducat, Paul Behrhorst, cast and crew.

To read my 60-second review of “Macbeth,” click here.

Photos by John Moore for www.CultureWest.Org. To see the complete “Opening Nights” photo series to date, including one representative shot from all 89 (and counting) opening performances we’ve seen in 2013, click here.


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