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Shakespeare’s MACBETH opens this Friday and plays August 5, 6, 12, and 13. There will be one more performance of TWELFTH NIGHT, which opened this past weekend, on Sunday, August 7.
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Josefine Damgaard directs MACBETH opening this Friday, August 5.
What is your vision for your production of MACBETH?

I see Macbeth as a descent into darkness and madness and I wanted to use my surroundings to show that. As evening envelops the audience, the show also delves into night. When directing Shakespeare it always strikes me as amazing how clearly it connects to our current times. Although Macbeth is set in 11th century Scotland, one can still draw lessons from it. We see a good man become evil, but we also see clearly the path that takes him there. Macbeth creates his own demise. He alone is responsible for his actions. I hope you watch the show and are inspired to make the best choices for yourself, despite all the forces that are in your way. And if your crazy spouse tells you to kill someone, maybe reconsider it.

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One of the earliest pictures of a production of Macbeth- with Lady and Lord Macbeth

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The popularity of Outlander was an inspiration to look to kilts and tartans for costuming.

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The Macbeth family tartan.

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Alba do dhia Displays is an interactive look at traditional Scottish dress

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BIO:
Josefine Damgaard is grateful and humbled to be directing Macbeth. Josefine has been involved with theater since the 7th grade, both onstage and off. She has been working with OTE Productions for 4 years, and loves that they bring Shakespeare and theater to her community. Josefine would like to thank her cast and crew for being so supportive, considering it is her first time directing a show. Josefine would also like to thank Aurora Culver for her help with costumes and the set, as well as her support overall.

Shakespeare in the Hills 2016

MACBETH directed by Josefine Damgaard and TWELFTH NIGHT directed by Dawn Doherty

Shakespeare’s MACBETH opens this Friday and plays August 5, 6, 12, and 13. There will be one more performance of TWELFTH NIGHT, which opened this past weekend, on Sunday, August 7.

The shows will start at 7 p.m. The shows will be held on the lawn near the gazebo at the community center. Bring a beach chair, blanket, and a picnic dinner. Tickets are just $10 for adults. Kids 12 and under are free.

The show will be held at the Laguna Hills Community Center on the lawn by the gazebo, 25555 Alicia Pkwy, Laguna Hills, CA 92653.

For both productions being offered at this year’s Shakespeare in the Hills, we are accepting online registration at https://apm.activecommunities.com/lagunahillscs or follow “register a class” links at http://www.ci.laguna-hills.ca.us/ (follow “register a class” links).
On the day of each show, we are accepting cash only at the door (no checks, or debit/credit cards).

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