Presented with 7 Stages Shakespeare

Six artists (who have played in Macbeth all around the world together) gather in The Music Hall Lounge to explore the new space, the old play, and the current moment with you. Six sealed manilla envelopes contain six highlighted scripts—each one a different track. As the actors reach into the cauldron and their envelopes are “timely ripped” they discover who they’ll be enacting and what permutation of relationships Halloween Eve has in store for all of us.

This event is open to all – pay what you will at the door.
Seating will be first come, first serve – doors open at 6pm.
All door donations will benefit the Portsmouth Halloween Parade.

About 7 Stages Shakespeare

Founded in 2012 by Dan Beaulieu & Chrissie Penney, Seven Stages Shakespeare Company produces innovative and accessible presentations of the works of William Shakespeare in a range of dynamic formats. Whether a Bard aficionado or a first-time Shakespeare audience member or participant, our playful approach to Shakespeare of “passionate irreverence” helps you take Shakespeare off the proverbial shelf and into the world you live in.

At the heart of our mission is accessibility for all audiences. We create programming that is artistically, physically, and fiscally accessible. No one should be denied the opportunity to experience art due to financial reasons. To that end, everything we do is FREE FOR ALL, Or Pay What You Will.

About Portsmouth Halloween Parade

The Portsmouth Halloween Parade is a grassroots, all-inclusive celebration of community, creativity, and free expression that walks, stalks, dances, trumpets, and drums its way through downtown Portsmouth each year on October 31 at 7pm! 

Everyone is invited to dress up, gather at Peirce Island by Prescott Park, and march. No sign-up is required. The Parade is in NO WAY a city-sponsored event. It is entirely funded and put on by the community, which rallies a number of benefits to raise funds to cover expenses of insurance, permits, and police escort. Hundreds march in costume, and thousands cheer from the sidelines, it’s always a spectacle from either side of the curb.