Burbage Theatre Co. hits big screen with 'Macbeth'


Burbage Theatre Co. hits the big screen with an original feature-length film adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” directed by Jeff Church. This spellbinding production will be available free to watch both in-person and online.

The film will be presented free for live audiences from Sept. 30 through Oct. 3 at the Wendy Overly Studio Theatre, 59 Blackstone Ave., Pawtucket. Seats must be reserved at burbagetheatre.org.

“Macbeth” will also be released free to watch on YouTube from Sept. 30 through Oct. 31. Filming was made possible in part by the 2020 Arts Access Grant provided by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA).

Ecstatic about the opportunity to produce such a revered Shakespearean classic, Church says: “This is a very cool full-circle moment for Burbage. ‘Macbeth’ is the first production that we talked about when starting Burbage Theatre Co. back in May of 2010. Now, 11 years later, we’re thrilled to kick off our first season and to bid adieu (hopefully) to the mandated digital content of the COVID-19 era, with good dark fun and a project we’ve had in mind the whole time, just through a different medium. One last digital project to launch us back into live theatre this fall.”

“Macbeth” screening dates are Thursday, Sept. 30 at 8 p.m.; opening night on Friday, Oct. 1 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 2 at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m.

Tickets for live screenings must be reserved at burbagetheatre.org.


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