Fair is foul and foul is fair: Teller is co-directing a production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth

April 20, 2018

By the pricking of my thumbs, something magic this way comes. Not content to rule the stages of Las Vegas, magician Teller now turns his eyes toward the the Windy City. He is collaborating on a new production of the great tragedy Macbeth at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

Teller won’t actually strut or fret upon the stage, but he is bringing his theatrical and magical talents to the adaptation and direction alongside Aaron Posner. Teller’s chops are likely well-known to readers of GeniiOnline, but Posner’s got a solid CV of his own. He’s directed more than 250 productions and worked with Teller on a rendition of Shakespeare’s The Tempest a few years ago.

The duo talks (yes, Teller does in fact speak in this capacity!) about their vision in the video above, and it sounds like they’re toiling and troubling themselves to create an ambitious take on the Bard’s tale. And yes, there will be a lot of magic involved.

Performances of Macbeth will take place at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater from April 25 through June 24. Screw your courage to the sticking place and buy tickets here.