Since 2006, Bard in the Quad has presented innovative, quality productions to the OSU campus.

Due to statewide restrictions on public gatherings, we will not be able to do one of our favorite summer activities in 2020, pack a picnic and enjoy Shakespeare under the stars in front of the amazing Memorial Union building. However, we are committed to creating a quality event for our OSU community and audiences that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own backyard. 

Brave Macbeth is rewarded handsomely by King Duncan with a new title and lands after a glorious victory on the battlefield. Fate and Macbeth’s own ambition, however, compel the would-be hero to conspire with his ruthless wife against the King to take the crown for himself. Based on the brutal power-struggles of 11th century Scotland, this action-packed drama of intrigue, murder, and magic has compelled audiences for centuries. Directed by Elizabeth Helman with an original score by Alyson Fewless and immersive sound design by OSU student Joshua Gassaway, Macbeth continues Bard in the Quad’s summer tradition for its fifteenth season temporarily adjusted for the current bans on public performances.

Help support the work of OSU Theatre and Bard in the Quad by purchasing a virtual ticket to Macbeth. Click the link below and name your own price.


Macbeth will be available for download through OSU Theatre's Dam the Distance podcast feed. Dam the Distance is available on Apple podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and all major podcast platforms.