based on Shakespeare's Macbeth,

adapted by Matt Saltzberg

The Curse of the Wise

a movement-based work of music-theatre created in collaboration with composer Ryan McNeil

Directed by Matt Saltzberg

Western Illinois University

If women have full agency, if they speak, they feel, their intelligence is keenly aware, then what happens as they come up against the institutional structures that deny that this is true? If the church, the government, the educational system, the law, the money-wielding people, even the theatre maintain that women have no rights, what do the women do?

- Tina Packer, Women of Will: Following the Feminine in Shakespeare’s Plays

Scenic Design: Patrick Ulrich | Costume Design: Nadine Grant | Lighting Design: James Kyle Davis

Photos by Jared Shofstall