Voodoo Macbeth


Shakespeare’s chaos unfolds on a futuristic battleground of faith and mystery in a retelling of Orson Welles’ sensational 1936 production for the Federal Theatre Project. 

Arguably the best remembered and most sensational of Federal Theater Project’s theatrical productions, the so-called “Voodoo MacBeth “ was a reimagining of the play using the imagery and traditions of Voodoo. The only record of what took place on stage are contemporary descriptions and Welles’ notated script of the Shakespeare. Director Kathleen Akerley takes her battalion of Christian marines is stationed in Scotland, circa 2033 A.D., where, after eleven years of fighting, foreign culture has seeped into their day-to-day practices of faith and war.  

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Show Type
Running Time
120 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$17 - $40

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Box Office Phone: 703-998-4555

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 03/22/2013 - 04/13/2013
Sunday 2:30pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday ---
Thursday 8:00pm--
Friday 8:00pm--
Saturday 2:30pm8:00pm-
Important Dates

Special Performances

  • 03/21/2013 - 8:00pm Pay-What-You-Can Preview
  • 03/27/2013 - 8:00pm Pay-What-You-Can Performance

Extra Performances

  • 03/27/2013 - 8:00pm

Dark Days

  • 03/31/2013 - 2:30pm
Performer Role
Frank Britton Banquo
Joseph Carlson Macbeth
Keegan Cassady Witch 3, other
Evan Crump Witch 1, other
Matt Dewberry Lady Macbeth
Cyle Durkee The Porter
Christopher Dwyer Macduff
James Finley Witch 2, others
Nick Hagy First Murderer
Michael Hayes Hecate
Theodore M Snead Duncan
Ryan Sellers Malcolm
James Miller Ross
Production Personnel
adapted by Orson Welles
Kathleen Akerley
Costume Designer
Laura Aspen, Costume Assistant
Set Designer
Dean Leong, Assistant Set Designer
Sound Designer
Frank DiSalvo, Jr
Casey Kaleba
Lighting Designer
Jason Aufdem-Brinke
Technical Director: Michael P. DeBlois


Gunston Arts Center - Theater 2
2700 S Lang St, Arlington, VA 22206

Getting There

  • Crystal City (Blue/Yellow Line)
  • Pentagon (Blue/Yellow Line)
  • Check website for bus and taxi information from Metro Stop


  • Free onsite parking


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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