The Cambridge Drama Festival has announced that one of its productions this summer will be Macbeth, with Siobhan McKenna as Lady Macbeth. Jose Quintero will direct and Jason Robards, Jr. may play the title role. Miss McKenna and Quintero planted a mountain laurel yesterday, for the benefit of photographers, on the site of the Metropolitan Boston Arts Center, where the Festival will present its season.
The Arts Center site, currently a swamp, is on Soldiers Field Road, a short distance past Harvard Stadium. A 1600-seat tent theatre and an art gallery will be erected there by this summer, and an opera house is planned for the future.
Carl Koch and Associates, Cambridge architects, are developing a flat rubber roof, inflated with compressed air, for possible use on the new threatre. Such a structure would be the only one of its kind in the world.
Miss McKenna will appear in at least one other play at the Center besides Macbeth. At a press conference following the tree-planting she said that she hoped the season would open with a comedy, adding that As You Like It and Aristophanes' Lysistrata have received consideration.