A full sensory immersion into MACBETH - as fog, wind, and waves pound the walls of this brick fortress beneath the Golden Gate bridge
Be bloody, bold and resolute...
We Players' MACBETH at Fort Point, opening September 2013
Multiple performance trajectories wind through the dark stone corridors, narrow passageways, expansive brick casemates, and inner chambers of the fort. On the parade ground, in the direct onslaught of the billowing fog and relentless wind, the witches work their charms. The Golden Gate bridge soars overhead, the city skyline flickers – join us for a full sensory immersion into Macbeth’s Scotland as it collides with Civil War era and modern day San Francisco. In collaboration with the National Park Service, We Players will engage the stories embedded in the northernmost tip of San Francisco with community education and outreach programs during the spring and summer leading up to our Macbeth performances. Also inside the fortress, WE are curating a stunning visual art exhibit. The installations will be available for regular park visitors to experience and enjoy as well as our audiences.
PERFORMANCES: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays: September 5 through October 6, 2013 - all performances start at 6pm. Previews August 30, 31 and September 1.
Audiences will be locked inside the fortress for the 3 hour duration of this power packed play.
Something wicked this way comes...
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We Players has been staging site-integrated performances since our inception in 2000. We have developed profound relationships with all of the sites where we work, and have forged an unprecedented relationship with the National Park Service - transforming our public places into realms of immersive theatre. We have garnered the enthusiastic support of Park Service officials, local Bay Area residents, as well as critical acclaim and national attention. But most importantly, we have a growing, ever-deepening community of artists with whom we work. In 2013, the artists and production staff gathering together to conjure Macbeth at Fort Point is truly a dream-team of skilled, inspired and committed folk. WE are committed to paying these brave and talented Shakespearean soldiers a fair wage. We need the financial support of our larger community to support these artists and help realize Julia's costumes - inspired by the architecture and moss and lichens growing on the brick walls, the 200 foot long table Rachel will build for the audience to feast at, weapons to equip the Scottish warriors with, and lanterns to light the shadowy casemates and spiral staircases to keep our audiences safe.
In our years of building large-scale, site-integrated work, we have encountered every possible challenge - from severe weather (typhoons off the Pacific coast), territorial nesting birds, to the complicated politics of place. WE know we can bring you an incredibly charged theatrical experience, and we can't wait to share it! We just need some financial back-up to safely scale these brick walls...
Are you with us? Join the We Players forces and together we'll transform our public places into realms of possibility, full of beauty, power and magic.
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