Patrick Henry College’s Eden Troupe presents its rendition of William Shakespeare’s tragedy “Macbeth,” with four performances Nov. 17-20.
The production marks the directorial debut of the husband-and-wife team of Christian and Lauren Fernandez. Christian previously co-directed Eden Troupe’s production of “Henry V” and played Antonio in “Much Ado About Nothing.” Lauren previously played Princess Catherine of Valois in “Henry V” and Ruth Bailey in “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
“Macbeth” encounters three witches in the Scottish moors who him that, one day, he will inherit Scotland’s throne. But he questions whether the prophecy will come true on its own or through his own heinous actions. Wrestling with questions of fate, mortality and temptation, Macbeth must choose the lengths to which he will go to seize the throne.
The play will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, Friday, Nov. 18, Saturday, Nov. 19 and Sunday, Nov. 20, at Patrick Henry College’s Town Hall, 10 Patrick Henry Circle in Purcellville. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at edentroupe.com. Follow the Eden Troupe at facebook.com/edentroupe.