That pall now descending on the western edge of Delaware Park is not a rain cloud — at least, we hope not. It is instead the ominous mood of "Macbeth," Shakespeare's classic tale of sound and fury, set to open July 27 in a Shakespeare in Delaware Park production directed by Saul Elkin.
Compared to the most recent Shakespeare in Delaware Park production of the show, an all-female version directed by Eileen Dugan in 2010, Elkin is taking a more straightforward approach. His large and experienced cast is led by Matt Witten in the title role, Lisa Vitrano as Lady Macbeth, Chris Hatch as Macduff and Jamie Nablo as Lady Macduff.
The show, one of Shakespeare's bloodiest, tells a tale of unbridled political ambition at any cost. At its heart, it is about the price of absolute power and the self-propagating corruption of those who seek it.
Shakespeare in Delaware Park's production of "Macbeth": Opens at 7:30 p.m. July 27 on Shakespeare Hill. It runs Tuesday through Sunday until Aug. 20. Admission is free. Call 856-4533 or visit shakespeareindelawarepark.org.