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June 24, 2018

The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare

by William Shakespeare
adapted & directed by Aaron Posner and Teller


The Play

Teller (of Penn & Teller) and Aaron Posner, the famed creators behind 2015’s The Tempest, reunite for Shakespeare’s psychological thriller in the theatrical event of the season. Magic, witches, dark moors, and stunning sights will delight and deceive in an electrifying tale of ambition and madness. Dark deeds are afoot in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, as Macbeth and his Lady risk all for the ultimate prize. But once they have it, how long can they hold on to the throne? Shakespeare’s haunting drama of political intrigue and personal frailty is brought to light in an immersive visual world where “nothing is but what is not.” Chicago’s newest performance space, The Yard hailed as “the greatest new theater in the world,” by Chicago Tribune, is home to this supernatural tale, starring Helen Hayes award-winner Ian Merrill Peakes and Chicago leading lady Chaon Cross as Lord and Lady Macbeth.



Video: Making Macbeth with directors Aaron Posner and Teller


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The Players

Creative Team

Aaron Posner Adapter/Director

Teller Adapter/Director

Dan Conway Scenic Designer

Mara Blumenfeld Costume Designer

Thom Weaver Lighting Designer

Johnny Thompson Magic Designer

Andre Pluess Sound Designer/Composer

Richard Jarvie Wig and Make-up Designer

Susan Felder Verse Coach

Bob Mason Casting

Kenny Wollesen Instrument Designer and Wollesonics

Magdalene Spanuello Associate Director


Adam Wesley Brown Malcolm

McKinley Carter Weird Sister

Chaon Cross Lady Macbeth

Kyle Curry Donalbain

Christopher Donahue Duncan/Doctor

Theo Germaine Weird Sister

Jennifer Latimore Lady Macduff/Gentlewoman

Ronnie Malley Hecate

Matthew Floyd Miller Porter/Siward

Emily Ann Nichelson Weird Sister

Ian Merrill Peakes Macbeth

Sam Pearson Young Siward

Cage Sebastian Pierre Angus

Edgar Miguel Sanchez Lennox

Timothy D. Stickney Macduff

Samuel Taylor Ross

Bret Tuomi Bloody Sergeant

Andrew White Banquo

Phoenix Anderson Macduff Daughter

Austin Molinaro Fleance/Ensemble

Reilly Oh Seyton

Micah Wilson Macduff Son

Alexander James Poe Ensemble Intern

Dylan Obrochta Ensemble Intern

LiSean “Ling Ling” McElrath Ensemble Intern

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