LGBT production of Macbeth premieres at The 14th St Y Oct 8-24, 2015

Top Quote The Macbeth husbands and the Macduff wives are at the center of Tom Slot's reimagining of Shakespeare's most infamous tragedy, exploring gender bias while preserving the original text. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) September 06, 2015 - Fab Marquee Productions in association with The Theater Series at The 14th Street Y is pleased to present an LGBT multicultural production of William Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth, adapted and directed by Tom Slot. MACBETH (OF THE OPPRESSED) will play a three-week limited engagement at The Theater at the 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street at 1st Avenue, Manhattan). Performances begin Thursday, October 8th and continue through Saturday, October 24th. Opening Night is Saturday, October 10th at 8 p.m.

    Press are cordially invited Thursday, October 8th at 8 p.m., Friday, October 9th at 8 p.m., Saturday, October 10th at 8 p.m. (Opening Night), and Sunday, October 11th at 3 p.m. (and any subsequent performance).

    The days of political correctness have forced a prudish Queen Duncan to employ generals of all genders, races and sexual orientations into her army. Yet these times are still filled with the nepotism and prejudices of the past and General Macbeth struggles to be seen just as competent as his straight counterparts. With the conviction and support of his husband, and the predictions of greatness and power bestowed upon him by a trio of enslaved witches, he goes down a dangerous path of betrayal, greed and murder.

    Featuring a cast of eight women and eight men. Starring Olev Aleksander as Malcolm, James Edward Becton* as Second Witch, Susan G. Bob* as Queen Duncan, Adam Galloway Brooks as Son, Jennifer Fouché* as First Witch, Taylor Graves as Lady Macduff, Antonio Minino as Macbeth, Elisabeth Preston* as Banquo, Shetal Shah* as Porter, Lavita Shaurice* as Third Witch, Jacob Stafford as Fleance, David Stallings as Husband Macbeth, Jonathan West as Lennox, and Stephanie Willing as Donalbain.

    With costume design by Izzy Fields, lighting design by Daniel Gallagher, sound design by Jacob Subotnick and fight choreography by Chester Poon. The line producer is Collin Bradley, the production stage manager is Rachel Denise April, and Jeongyun Lee is the assistant to the director.

    MACBETH (OF THE OPPRESSED) plays the following schedule through Sat, October 24th:
    Thursdays at 8 pm
    Fridays at 8 pm
    Saturdays at 8 pm
    Sundays at 3 pm

    Tickets are $18 ($15 Students/Seniors) and are available online at or by calling 646-395-4310. Tickets are also available for purchase in person at The 14th Street Y (Box Office Hours: Mon through Fri from 8am to 10pm, and Sat through Sun from 9am to 5pm).

    Media Kit (with photos):

    The Theater at the 14th Street Y is located at 344 East 14th Street, New York, NY 10003 at 1st Avenue.
    By Subway: L to 1st Avenue.
    By Bus: M14 or M15 to 14th and 1st Avenue.

    *Appearing Courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.

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