Even since The Optimist stumbled across this haunting still for TR Warszawa's production of "Macbeth", I have been intrigued to see what the Polish theater company had in store for St. Ann's Warehouse. But after reading in the Times yesterday that director Grzegorz Jarzyna's massive, multimedia rendition of the Bard's classic work will spill outdoors to the mysterious pre-Civil War era tobacco warehouse across the street from St. Ann's in DUMBO, The Optimist has become positively spellbound. I will be one embittered blogger if I miss out on tickets for the Polish-language performance when they finally materialize out of the fog for the show's still-to-be-announced June run.
St. Ann's won't be the only Brooklyn cultural institution staging "Macbeth" in the coming months. From February 12th to March 22nd, English-actor-extraordinaire-turned-Enterprise-Captain Patrick Stewart will assume the title role at BAM, under the direction of Rupert Goold. Apparently, Canarsie's Councilman Lew Fidler is psyched.
Tickets are on sale for BAM's "Macbeth" here.