“We few, we happy few, we band of brothers – for he today that shares this play with me will be my brother,” she said. “And gentlemen in Congress now abed, will think themselves accursed and hold their manhoods cheap!”
It was a fitting introduction to the start of a fifth week of “Macbeth” performances by the city’s We Players, who hadn’t planned to be in the Presidio.
The power struggles and ruthless ambition they often depict played out in real life this week when the federal government shutdown closed the National Park Service’s Fort Point – the interactive stage at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge where they had rehearsed and charted out each scene for nearly a year.
In just a few days, the cast and crew had to find a new location, while reshuffling an elaborate presentation in which the audience had followed the ranging actors around the fort.
Their partners in the Park Service helped them finagle a new setting at the Main Post, which is operated by the Presidio Trust and still open during the shutdown.
-Vivian Ho for SFGate
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