Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Babes w/Blades presents Macbeth in Chicago through May 30

According to their website, Babes with Blades  theater company:
. . . is a diverse ensemble of artists working together to expand opportunities for women in the world of stage combat. By exploring theatrical violence as a storytelling tool and as a means to entertain, educate, and enlighten, we challenge traditional expectations, push personal limitations, and celebrate the historical role of the woman warrior and her modern evolution.

The all-female company will present a run of Shakespeare's Macbeth directed by Kevin Heckman through May 30, at La Costa Theatre in Chicago. Shows are 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and Sunday's at 3 p.m. General admission tickets are $20, students and seniors tickets --  with ID at the door -- are $13. Post show Talkbacks are scheduled for Sundays: May 3, 10, 17. At the May 14 and 17 shows, the company will collect donations to benefit the Viola Project , a Chicago organization offering Shakespeare performance workshops for girls 8-18.

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