Macbeth revived Orson Welle’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth (popularly “Voodoo Macbeth”) which the young director mounted in 1936 for the original Federal Theatre Project’s Negro Theatre Group. This was an enormous hit in 1936 (as well as 1977).

Opening night in Harlem for the 1936 production of Macbeth

Presented as part of the 1976-77 Season

Play opened May 10, 1977 at the Harry De Jur Henry Street Playhouse

Artist Credits

Credit Artist Photo
Playwright William Shakespeare
Playwright Orson Welles
Director Ed Cambridge
Choreographer Frank Ashley
Set Designer C. Richard Mills
Lighting Designer Shirley Prendergast
Costume Designer Edna Watson
Props Candy Mabre
Actor Arthur French, Jr.
Actor Arthur W. French III
Actor Charles Grant Green
Actor Cynthia Peterson
Actor Darryl Croxton
Actor Ethel Ayler
Actor Johnny Barracuda
Actor Rosanna Carter
Actor Michael Dinwiddie
Actor Leonard Jackson
Actor Sharon Johnson
Actor Paul Knowles
Actor Phillip Lindsay
Actor Jerry Maple, Jr.
Actor Lex Monson

All 1976-77 Season productions: