Brown Box Theatre’s New Tour To Feature Macbeth

OCEAN CITY – Brown Box Theatre Project’s 4th Annual Free Shakespeare at the Beach tour will travel throughout Delmarva next month bringing an outdoor presentation of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth to area schools and local communities free of charge.

Shakespeare’s spellbinding vision of ambition, treachery, mystery and magic will be conjured up in a three-week tour throughout a dozen locations on the Delmarva Peninsula.

In these free outdoor performances, theatre newcomers and Shakespeare devotees alike will witness the rise and fall of Macbeth, the renowned war hero who murders and usurps his rightful king after a fateful encounter with a trio of infernal witches.

Kyler Taustin, an Eastern Shore native, founded Brown Box Theatre Project in 2010 with the goal of enlivening the region’s theatre scene by bringing the performing arts to audiences who ordinarily lack access to live theatre.

“We are proud to continue our tradition of being a reliable source of arts entertainment and theatre education for Delmarva. Macbeth will take Brown Box to more communities than ever before, and promises to be a spellbinding experience for audiences from the by to the beach,” said Taustin.

Taustin, who is also directing the project, has assembled a talented cast of Brown Box favorites and new faces alike. Shakespeare at the Beach newcomers Alex Marz and Marge Dunn will play title characters Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, respectively. Brown Box veterans Kyle Cherry, Jeff Marcus, Laura Menzie, Johnny Quinones, Chelsea Schmidt, and Emma Undine Wiegand will return for this summer’s production. Also featured are Ben Heath, Joe Kidawski, Marc Pierre, and Gigi Watson.

Macbeth will appear throughout Delmarva from Friday, Sept. 5 through Sunday, Sept. 21. Brown Box Theatre Project is able to present Delmarva communities with free Shakespeare thanks to the generous support of Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, Worcester County Arts Council, Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council, Mid-shore Community Foundation, Talbot County Arts Council, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts and the Delaware Division of the Arts.

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Performance Schedule

Friday, Sept. 5, 7:30 p.m.: Sturgis Park, Snow Hill

Saturday, Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m.: Downtown Berlin, Main Street

Sunday, Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m.: Sunset Park, Ocean City

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 7:30 p.m.: White Horse Park, Ocean Pines

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 7:30 p.m.: Teackle Mansion, Mansion St, Princess Anne

Thursday, Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m.; 142 N Harrison St, Easton

Friday, Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m.; Lewes Public Library, Lewes, Del.

Sunday, Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m.: Pemberton Hall, Salisbury

Monday, Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m.: Matapeake Beach & Clubhouse, Queen Anne’s

Thursday, Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m.: Indian River Life-Saving Station, Rehoboth, Del.

Friday, Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m.: Cypress Park, Pocomoke City

Saturday, Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m.: Northside Park, Ocean City

Sunday, Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m.: Pell Gardens Park, Chesapeake City