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Grove-Chesapeake performances, June 24-28; Norfolk performances, July 2-3


TCC actors portray Macbeth and wife, and the famous witches.

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (June 2009) “Fair is foul and foul is fair.” Black Magic, ghosts, reckless obsession, murder and madness are on the prowl as TCC Theatre produces Macbeth for its annual Shakespeare in the Grove. TCC presents this exciting and innovative theatre production free to all.


Macbeth represents Shakespeare at the height of his dramatic power and has been a favorite of readers, theatre-goers and actors for over 400 years. Macbeth and his wife—infested with ambition and emboldened by supernatural forces in the form of three witches—slaughter their way to the Scottish throne… only to be rewarded with the nightmarish torture of guilt.

Presented at both the TCC Chesapeake Campus’s outdoor theatre at the corner of Bells Mill and Cedar roads and the TCC Roper Performing Arts Center in downtown Norfolk, all Macbeth performances are free and reservations are not needed. Outdoor play-goers are encouraged to arrive early with lawn chairs and blankets. Hot dogs, hamburgers and other light fare will be sold, but picnic baskets are welcome as well.

It’s “first-come, first seated” in the grove for an evening of Shakespeare magic under the twinkling summer stars.

Performances will run as follows:

  • Outdoor theatre on the Chesapeake Campus – 8 p.m., June 24-28 
  • TCC Roper Performing Arts Center in downtown Norfolk – 8 p.m., July 2-3


For more information call TCC Theatre, 822-5219, or TCC’s Information Center, 822-1122. For directions, see


Laurie White
Media Relations

Celebrating its 40th year, Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and Workforce Solutions services in Hampton Roads - enrolls nearly 40,000 students and has the second largest undergraduate student body in Virginia. The 23rd highest producer of associate degrees in the nation, and the 35th largest community college, TCC is among the 20 fastest-growing large two-year institutions in the United States. Founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, the college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in Norfolk’s theater district, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-six percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit