The Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) at Navy Pier welcomes the National Theatre of Scotland for a limited engagement performance of Dunsinane, a fascinating sequel to William Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
This U.S. Premiere tour, running Feb. 28 through March 22, explores one man’s attempt to restore peace in a country consumed by war following the bloody conclusion of Shakespeare’s timeless drama. Dunsinane takes Scotland’s real history and dramatically reimagines the chapter after Macbeth’s death.
At the outset of Dunsinane, Macbeth is dead. Under cover of night, the English army has swept in, killed the tyrant and claimed Scotland’s seat of power. English commanding officer Siward finds his efforts to restore order futile as the situation spins out of control. Struggling to grasp the alien customs and politics of this harsh country, he finds himself drawn towards Macbeth’s powerful widow, Gruach. In keeping with true historical events, Lady Macbeth has outlived her husband and seeks to enforce her familial claim to the throne.
Dunsinane will be performed in CST’s Courtyard Theater Feb. 26–March 22. Tickets are on sale now for $58–$88 with special discounts available for groups of 10 or more. All patrons receive a 40 percent discount on guaranteed parking in Navy Pier garages. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s Box Office at 312-595-5600 or visit the Theater’s website at http://www.chicagoshakes.com