Voodoo Macbeth

Frank Britton as Banquo, James Finley as Fleance, Joe Carlson as Macbeth, Will Hayes as Hecate, Matt Dewberry as Gruoch Johannes Markus
Performance Dates

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.  

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
120 minutes



Creative Team

Costume Designer
Choreographer for musicals
Sound Designer
Lighting Designer
Assistant Set Designer
Technical Director: Michael P. DeBlois