Dakota Midday: 'Macbeth' Staged in Vermillion

Jun 10, 2015

After staging comedies for its first two productions, the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival is bringing one of the Bard’s darkest tragedies to Prentis Park in Vermillion June 11 through June 14.

Tim Pyles as Macbeth and the three witches from the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival's production of "Macbeth"
Credit Laura Vidler

Macbeth is a story of political ambition and quest for power for its own sake. After receiving a prophecy from a trio of witches and being spurred to action by his wife, Scottish general Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the throne. But he’s racked with guilt and paranoia as he and Lady Macbeth descend into madness.

South Dakota Shakespeare Festival artistic director Chaya Gordon-Bland and guest director Dennis Turney joined Dakota Midday to discuss this production of Macbeth.