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New American Shakespeare Tavern

Atlanta Company Returns to the Scottish Play

Laura Cole is directing the newest staging of Shakespeare's Macbeth for The Atlanta Shakespeare Company at the New American Shakespeare Tavern this month. “Witches … prophecy … greed … desire for power … a wife's yearnings … which is it that seals the tragic fate of Macbeth and his country? Journey to Scotland for this haunting tale. Macbeth is sure to thrill and to chill,” the company says in its publicity material.

Andrew Houchins takes on the title role, and Mary Russell plays Lady Macbeth. Troy Willis is Macduff, Doug Kaye plays Duncan, Matt Nitchie takes on the role of Banquo, and Jonathan Horne is Malcolm.

Previews begin Oct. 6 and the play runs to Oct. 30. A question and answer period with the cast and crew is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 16, after the show. For more information, go to

October 2, 2011

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