Laugh/Riot Performing Arts Company Brings Shakespeare's Macbeth to the 'Boro
Laugh/Riot Performing Arts Company is taking on Shakespeare's Macbeth this month.
Thursday, Oct. 15
The Scottish Play is, appropriately, coming to Edinboro.
Edinboro University's resident theatre, Laugh/Riot Performing Arts Company, is taking on Shakespeare's Macbeth this month — so it's not just a chill in the air you'll feel, but a chill along your spine watching one of the Bard's darkest plays.
Need a refresher from your high school lit course? Macbeth, a general in King Duncan's army, receives a prophesy following battle that one day, he will be king. It's a prophesy Macbeth and his wife take to heart – whatever little hearts they have – and it sends them down a bloody, traitorous, all-consuming path. It ends well. Oh, and there are witches.
And while the terror is more man-made than supernatural, more an exploration of humanity and its violence than a toss-up to things that go bump in the night, Macbeth is still the perfect play to get yourself into the Halloween spirit. Prepare yourself, for something wicked this way comes. — Sara Toth
7:30 p.m. Oct. 15-17, 22-24; 2:30 p.m. Oct. 18 and 25 // Diebold Center for the Performing Arts, Edinboro University, 219 Meadville St., Edinboro // 323.1147 // laughrioterie.com // Tickets $10 general admission; $5 students and faculty; $3 EU students