Posted on June 13, 2006 


Caution be damned. The three women playing the Weird Sisters in the Shakespeare in the Park production of “Macbeth,” previews of which begin tomorrow night, are not afraid to utter the scariest word in the history of theater. They do not fear the two modest syllables, the seven measly letters that have inspired heebie-jeebies among actors and directors for 400 years.

“I heard of a guy who was playing Macbeth who was run over by a car,” says Lynn Cohen, who plays Weird Sister 3, as the character is listed in the program.

“I heard of another Macbeth who was shot in the jaw,” says Joan MacIntosh, aka WS1. “The actors were coming out of a restaurant, I think.”


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