"Something wicked this way comes..." 

Tennessee Stage Company and Ijams Nature Center, in collaboration with 70/30 Creatives, proudly present Shakespeare OFF the Square, featuring Macbeth. Shakespeare and his most haunting of plays is headed to Ijams, where you can enjoy the production on the Visitor Center lawn while maintaining safe, physical distancing!

Keeping in mind size restrictions and safe practices, this very special seven-actor production features the 
three witches, each playing nine roles. This creates an innovative, thrilling world around Macbeth and Lady Macbeth as the witches manipulate them exactly as they wish.


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About the Play

Perhaps Shakespeare’s most famous play, Macbeth is a time-honored tale of murder and treachery, black magic, and blacker hearts. This dramatic tale of a man who would be king never loses its power to thrill and shock with its action and intrigue or to glorify and enthrall with its poetry and language. “Life’s but a walking shadow….”

Performances and Showtimes 

Macbeth runs three weekends only Oct. 1-18, Thursday-Sunday, starting at 7 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Concessions and beer will be available for purchase. Performances are on the Ijams Visitor Center lawn.


Admission is $15 for guests 13 years and older; admission for guests 12 and younger is free through the Penny 4 the Arts program. Free tickets must be included in your reservation. Donations to Tennessee Stage Company and Ijams Nature Center are encouraged to help weather these difficult times.


Bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket. No coolers or styrofoam products, please. Dogs are allowed, but must be leashed at all times. 

The Cast
Caleb Burnham
Gray Casterline
H. Caitlin Corbit
Tyler Gregory
Garrett Marshall
Nathan McGhee
Raine Palmer

The Staff

Directed by Ashley Frietag,
with movement and assistance by H. Caitlin Corbitt
Stage Managed by Ari Lemons
Oversight by Allison Crey
Costumed by Patti Lynn Rogers
Props and Arts Work by Arri Lemons
Sound by Steve Trigg and Jamie Johnson


Keeping You and the Cast Safe During COVID-19 

  • Performances are limited to 50 audience members. Tickets will go fast!

  • Audience members will be required to wear masks at the ticket booth, beer garden, and concession stands. Once seated, patrons may remove their masks.

  • Audience members will be placed 15 feet from performance spaces.

  • Audience members will be required to distance their seating no fewer than six feet away from other patrons.

For more information about the Tennessee Stage Company, Shakespeare On The Square, or its support guild, Buddies of the Bard (BOB), call 865-546-4280 or e-mail tennesseestage@comcast.net.

Shakespeare Off The Square would not be possible without the generous support of the Tennessee Arts Commission.

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