Tragedy - Original

Lafayette Theatre (April 14, 1936 - June 20, 1936)
Adelphi Theatre (July 06, 1936 - July 17, 1936)
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  • Opening Date: April 14, 1936
  • Closing Date: July 17, 1936
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 75

Playwright: William Shakespeare


When three witches deliver some surprising prophecies, Macbeth hatches a plan to murder the king and claim the throne for himself. Provoked by his wife and preoccupied with greed, Macbeth begins his tragic descent into madness.


Macbeth ran for 64 performances at the Lafayette Theatre in Harlem. It then transferred to the Adelphi Theatre, where it ran for an additional 11 performances.


Opening Night Cast

Abdul Witch Doctor
Thomas Anderson Lennox
Service Bell Duncan
Gabriel Brown Captain
Eric Burroughs Hecate
Jack Carter Macbeth
Laurence Chenault Doctor
Charles Collins Lord
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Opening Night Production Credits

William Shakespeare William Shakespeare Writer
Orson Welles Orson Welles Staging
  Nat Karson Scenic Design
  Nat Karson Costume Design
Orson Welles Orson Welles Arrangement in Three Acts and Eight Scenes
  Feder Lighting Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1935 - 1936

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