September 2008 | Fort Point | performance
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Randall Cohn, Cara DeFabio, and Ava Roy
Within the arching red brick walls of Fort Point, We Players turned the beloved military site into a dynamic theater. Witches filled the air with crackling voices, and performers reached over the balconies within the many winding halls. Much like their later performances of Hamlet and Iphigenia and Other Daughters, We Players created a blend of Shakespeare’s work and San Francisco’s fascinating history:
“Multiple pathways wind through the dark stone corridors, narrow passageways, expansive brick casemates, and inner chambers of the fort. On the parade ground, in the direct onslaught of the billowing fog and relentless wind, the witches work their charms. We rush to the roof for the final battle – the Golden Gate bridge soars overhead, the city skyline flickers, glimpses of sunset peak through the fog, the moon hangs low in the sky. A full sensory immersion into Macbeth’s Scotland as it collides with Civil War era and modern day San Francisco.” – We Players
For more information about We Players, please visit: www.weplayers.org
Sad to have missed this event? Come see this year’s rendition of Macbeth at Fort Point in the fall!
Macbeth was presented through the partnership of the National Parks Service and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.