Abilene Shakespeare Festival


By William Shakespeare
Directed by Adam Hester

A play of “vaulting ambition" and “black and deep desires,” Macbeth unleashes the horror of murder and witches and prophecy in a powerful new production set in the heart of the 1940’s Mafia.

Fulks Theatre:
June 26, 28
July 3

Macbeth Audition Information (PDF)
Macbeth Characters (PDF)
Macbeth Text (PDF)

William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead

By John Heimbuch
Directed by Gary Varner

London, 1599. After the Globe’s inaugural performance of Henry V, Shakespeare fends off an embittered Will Kemp, furious about Falstaff’s removal, and Francis Bacon, who has arrived with an idea to pitch. When the company’s costumer is bitten by a plague-ridden madman, and the Queen and her men arrive seeking safety, life in the playhouse takes a turn for the worse. As affliction spreads through London, the Globe is quarantined and the survivors within must fight for their lives. William Shakespeare’s LAND OF THE DEAD, is a comedic homage to zombie films and a “carefully” researched drama about Shakespeare and his authorship.

Fulks Theatre:
June 27, 29
July 2, 5

Land of the Dead Audition Information (PDF)
Land of the Dead Sides (PDF)

Comedy of Errors
Comedy of Errors
Trailer for the Abilene Shakespeare Festival's production of The Comedy of Errors
Much Ado About Nothing
Much Ado About Nothing
Trailer for the Abilene Shakespeare Festival's production of Much Ado About Nothing
ACU Theatre puts an interactive twist on Shakespeare's Othello
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