Short Shakespeare!



February 16

March 16, 2019

CST’s Courtyard Theater

by William Shakespeare
adapted & directed by Marti Lyons


The Play

One of the most powerful plays in Shakespeare’s canon comes alive in this 75-minute abridged production. Driven by the desire for power, Macbeth struggles with his conscience and chooses a tragic path. Adapted and directed by Marti Lyons—who is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after directors in American theater—it will be performed for more than 30,000 students during weekday Team Shakespeare matinees, with public performances on Saturdays, making Shakespeare accessible for audiences of all ages. After the performance, the actors remain on stage for a question-and-answer session, and then join the audience in the Lobby for informal conversations and photos. This production will most be enjoyed by those ages 10 and up.



Gallery: Short Shakespeare! Macbeth

Video: “I’m excited to see what it becomes”

Gallery: The Short Shakespeare! Experience


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The Story

The three Weird Sisters await Macbeth and Banquo as the two warriors return home, greeting the men with strange prophecies.
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We asked the cast of Short Shakespeare! Macbeth which lines in the show resonate most strongly for them.
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Access Program

CST looks to provide the best possible seats and service to make our facilities and performances accessible to all patrons.
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The Players

Creative Team

Marti Lyons Adapter/Director

Scott Davis Scenic Designer

Mieka van der Ploeg Costume Designer

Paul Toben Lighting Designer

Mikhail Fiksel Sound Designer

Richard Jarvie Hair and Make-up Designer

Matt Hawkins Fight Choreographer

Erin Kilmurray Choreographer

Larry Yando Verse Coach

Laura Durham Casting

Jerrell L. Henderson Assistant Director


Amir Abdullah Macbeth

Ninos Baba Malcolm/Fleance

Caroline Chu Weyard Sister

Yao Dogbe Macduff

Ty Fanning Lennox

Emma Ladji Weyard Sister

Eric Parks Banquo/Seyton

Cage Sebastian Pierre Ross

Sadieh Rifai Porter/Murderer

Tiffany Scott Lady Macbeth

Leslie Ann Sheppard Lady Macduff/Doctor

Caitlan Taylor Weyard Sister

Kevin Theis Duncan/Murderer/Siward

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