Intrepid Shakespeare Company stages “Macbeth”
New to the San Diego theatre scene, Intrepid Shakespeare Company stages its inaugural production of Macbeth, one of William Shakespeare’s most popular tragedies. The Scottish Play runs July 10 through Aug. 9 at Compass Theatre (formerly 6th@Penn) in Hillcrest.
Founded by local actors Sean Cox and Christy Yael, Intrepid Shakespeare Company is dedicated to presenting live theatre in a bold, accessible, affordable way through passion, imagination and language. They are committed to bringing the classics to life by focusing on the text and using the Bard’s words and imagery to tell the story. Their rendition of Macbeth is a unique look at the lead character as a man, instead of a monster. With this perspective, Macbeth can show how one noble man making human choices driven by desire can unknowingly destroy everyone around him – including himself.
At the end of the war, Macbeth, returning triumphant from battle, is confronted by three mysterious beings who prophesy that he will become king. Urged on by his wife, he decides to take fate into his own hands by killing the king as he sleeps. This one act plunges Macbeth into a nightmare world where, plagued by guilt and on the edge of madness, he discovers that the choices he makes leads he and his wife to unexpected and tragic consequences. Intrepid presents an intense, shockingly intimate, fast paced hour and a half telling of Shakespeare’s most misunderstood hero, the poet villain.
The inaugural presentation of Intrepid Shakespeare Company
July 10 – Aug. 9
- Two Show Package: Purchase tickets to Macbeth and Bad Night in a Men’s Room Off Sunset Boulevard, both playing at Compass Theatre, for $30. For details, call the box office at (619) 688-9210 or log on to compasstheatre.com.