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Curse of the Scottish play

Macbeth Flyer Final Press picOne of theater's most enduring superstitions is that you don't utter the word "Macbeth" inside a theater unless you are actually performing the play.  Not sure if anyone at Ground Up & Rising goofed during rehearsals, but the company's free hour-long Macbeth set for this Sunday at the Miami Beach Botannical Garden is cancelled, though the play will still be done there Sept. 2.

The culprit, this time, isn't bad theater karma but Tropical Storm Isaac.  Because of uncertainty about the storm and Sunday's weather, the company decided to call this week's debut shows off for safety reasons.

But, as noted, you can still see Curtis Belz's post-apocalyptic take on one of William Shakespeare's great tragedies at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach.  For info, call 305-756-4672 or visit the Ground Up & Rising web site.