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Published: March 15, 2018

UT Staging Unique Interpretation of Shakespeare's Macbeth March 22-25

From March 22-25, The University of Tampa will stage A Macbeth, Charles Marowitz's reimagining of Shakespeare's famous tragedy. Show times are 8 p.m. on Thursday-Saturday, March 22-24, with an additional showing on Sunday, March 25, at 2 p.m. All performances will be in Falk Theatre, located at 428 W. Kennedy Blvd.

In this adaptation, Marowitz creates a "collage" version of the tragedy, full of gore, murder and self-destruction laced with witchcraft and manipulation. He has taken a two-hour play and restructured it to 90 minutes, reversing scenes and playing with the tormented mind of Macbeth.

As director, Rosemary Orlando blurs the boundaries between reality and delusion through surreal aesthetics and movements that mirror Macbeth's distorted mind. This lays the unique battleground for forces of good and evil.

"UT's well-versed student actors have accepted this challenge and fearlessly embraced such a nonconventional style," Orlando said. "Directing A Macbeth has been an exhilarating experience shared with the creative input of the actors."

Admission is free for UT students, faculty and staff. General admission tickets are $15, senior citizens and non-UT students may purchase tickets for $10. For more information about the event, contact Paul Finocchiaro, associate professor of theatre, at (813) 253-6243 or

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