For 32 years, April showers bring Austin free Shakespeare in the park for the month of May.

And so Austin Shakespeare continues the decades-long tradition of presenting a show in Zilker Park.

A new production of Macbeth has a modern military look along with plenty of sword fights, ghosts and eerie aparitions and odd, creepy witches.

The show features two of Austins most regarded classical actors: Marc Pouh reprises his acclaimed 2008 portrayal of Macbeth and Helen Merino stars as Lady Macbeth.

Marc Pouhe and Helen Merino star in Austin Shakespeares Macbeth. Photo by Bret Brookshire

Shows are 8 p.m. Thursday-Sunday through May 29.

Picnics are welcome and bring a blanket to sit on. Dogs must be kept on a leash. Glass containers are not allowed and smoking is definitely not allowed in the park.

The Beverly S. Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theatre is directly across the drive from Barton Springs Pool in Zilker Park. Free. Go to for more info.

Ghostly apparitions in Macbeth. Photo by Bret Brookshire.

Hannah Rose Barfoot, Crystal Bird Caviel and Jessica Hughes play the witches in Austin Shakespeares Macbeth. Photo by Bret Brookshire