Sept. 29–Oct. 16
The 2016–17 Ensemble Theatre (ETC) season launches with Shakespeare’s Macbeth. ETC’s first foray in decades into the works of Shakespeare arrives just in time for election season with one of literature’s great tales of blind and bloody political ambition. | 8 p.m., New Victoria Theatre, 33 W. Victoria St., 805/965-5400, ensembletheatre.com.