Set in the indulgent world of 1980s Wall Street, Macbeth dramatizes the damaging effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake. Supernatural influences stir in the land, spurring Macbeth and his wife to climb a violent ladder to power. Ambition, fear and guilt collide as they struggle to maintain their grasp and dire consequences for their bloody deeds loom ever closer. Macbeth is a particularly bloody and violent play with some elements that might be intense for younger audiences. Scenes will include: staged-combat, blood, murder and suicide. Strong design choices, including dynamic lighting and sound, will reinforce these story elements. Specifically there will be flashing lights, loud amplified sounds, and an atmospheric fog effect. Set in a more modern setting (1980’s) may make some of those themes feel more “real” than a traditional telling might. We recommend discussing the context of these scenes with your students before and after you view our production.