When: Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through March 5 2017
Spurred on by the prophecy of an eerie trio of witches, Lord and Lady Macbeth (well, mostly the latter) hatch a scheme to kill King Duncan to make way for King and Queen Macbeth. Shakespeare's Macbeth continues to astound with its keen insights on certain people's lust for power and the toll it takes on their psyche and their groaning subjects. The Washington University Performing Arts Department presents a modern gloss on Macbeth at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday (February 24 to March 5) at Washington University's Edison Theatre (6445 Forsyth Boulevard; www.edison.wustl.edu). Tickets are $10 to $20.