Most Bloody Piece of Work (#ShakesinthePark)

It was a tough evening for picture taking, but nonetheless wonderful for Shakespeare in the Park last night as the lovely Robin and I enjoyed a Cincinnati Shakespeare Company production of Macbeth at Vinoklet Winery in Colerain Township. The sun sets beautifully--but also in the faces of the audience--at Vinoklet, so the first half requires shades. But no one the audience, at least.
This was the first performance of Macbeth in the Shakespeare in the Park series this year, and as good as any I've seen. Josh Katawick (above) and Caitlin McWethy, in the roles of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth were pitch perfect. Katawick's unreliable microphone was a minor distraction at times, but he strutted and fretted his hour on the stage unperturbedly. 

I loved the portrayal of the "weird sisters" (Emily Sullivan, Courtney Lucien, and Caitlin McWethy, pictured above). The entire cast--which included also Frank Delany and Andrew Gehrlein--did a fine job (as we have come to expect), and the Vinoklet stage offered as always a hospitable setting for the Scottish Play. 

More information about Shakespeare in the Park--and the company's upcoming twenty-first season--can be found at 

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