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Macbeth

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By William Shakespeare

November 12-15, 2009, Glenn Wallichs Theatre

Directed by Steve Shade
Costume Design by Nephelie Andonyadis
Set Design by Trevor Norton
Assistant Directed by Haley Keim

Shakespeare’s “cursed” and bloodiest tragedy centers on the hero Macbeth who returns home having rescued Scotland from the ravages of civil war. Spurred on by an encounter with the three weird sisters, his wife’s ambitions and his own dream of “the imperial round,” Macbeth murders Duncan, the King of Scotland.

In possession of the throne, but haunted by the deed, Macbeth turns tyrant, ordering the murder of those who would threaten his safety. The rightful heir to the throne, Duncan’s son, Malcolm, backed by the nobleman MacDuff and other rebel Scots and English forces, descends on Macbeth's castle at Dunsinane. The consequences of Macbeth's fateful act become the undoing of both he and his wife, Lady Macbet.

This production, inspired by the 50th anniversary of Polish Director Jerzy Grotowski’s Polish Laboratory Theatre, features a movement-based ensemble of nineteen actors as well as members of the University’s drum ensemble. .

Cast:

 First Witch  

 Lynn Berkeley-Krantz
 Second Witch  Michaela Petrovich
 Third Witch  Grace Nolde
 Duncan  Nathan Riley
 Malcolm  Brett Serrell
 Donalbain  Jacob Froman
 Captain  Scott Lydon
 Ross  Neil Deming
 Macbeth  Nicholas K Zaharopoulos
 Banquo  Dan Stong
 Angus  Ryan Stewart
 Lady Macbeth  Robyn O’Dell
 Gentlewoman  Kalehua Shamel
 Fleance  J.L Durian
 Porter  Nathan Riley
 Macduff  Jeff Groff
 Lennox  Taylor Grzechowiak
 First Murderer  Christopher Suzuki
 Second Murderer  Jacob Froman
 Third Murderer  Scott Lydon
 Lady Macduff  Jillian Ferry
 Macduff’s Son  Matt Ryan
 Seyton  Christopher Suzuki


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