In the tragedy Macbeth, the Scottish general receives a prophecy from three witches that he will become King of Scotland. Spurred on by his wife, the ambitious Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the Scottish throne for himself and then becomes tortured by guilt and paranoia.
Arena Players will offer performances of Macbeth beginning July 2nd at 7pm and every Wednesday and Friday at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 7:00 p.m. through Sunday, July 30.
Admission: $15 per person. To purchase tickets, call 516-557-1207. Details on both productions: www.arenaplayers.org. Theater-goers are encouraged to bring a picnic and enjoy dinner before the show.
Much Ado About Nothing, a comedy, will open on Sunday, August 6, at 8:00 p.m. and run every Wednesday and Friday at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 7:00 p.m. through Sunday, August 27.
In Much Ado About Nothing, Benedick and Beatrice are tricked through gossip into confessing their love for each other. Claudio is tricked into wrongly believing that Hero has been unfaithful to him, and he leaves her at the altar. Benedick and Beatrice work to resolve the misunderstandings, and the story ends with the celebration of both couples’ marriages.