About the Play:
An epic theatre event not to be missed
In 1957, legendary film director Akira Kurosawa created a landmark version of Macbeth. Set in the remote, ritualized world of feudal Japan—where haunted woods and mysterious spirits work their macabre magic on the warrior Washizu and his ambitious lady—it is Shakespeare’s story as you have never seen it before. Theatrical and cinematic artistry merge in this first-ever stage adaptation of Kurosawa’s masterpiece, which moves to the lauded Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival after its run in Ashland.