Civic Shakespeare Festival Tragedy
AN EXCITING NEW EVENT! Our Civic Shakespeare Festival will feature a youth theatre and adult production at the same venue. Both Shakespeare productions will be run in repertory, alternating performance nights and both shows in one day on Saturdays.
All hail a surprising new Macbeth! The Scottish play or Macbeth as it is known to the world, will entice audiences with its simple plot, its witches and ghosts, and its clear moral questions about the lure of evil and how we control our own fates. At the beginning of the play, a brave Scottish general named Macbeth is a loyal subject to King Duncan. After Macbeth receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become king himself, Macbeth is overcome by greed and ambition. Bolstered by the prophecy and his wife's encouragement, Macbeth kills King Duncan and takes the throne for himself, descending into a complex psychological drama filled with of violence and betrayal. He then becomes wracked with guilt and paranoia and lives out his life with thoughts of bloodthirsty enemies on the battlefield, double dealing politicians of the court and would-be assassins in his own home!
Disclaimer: This is best enjoyed by teen & adult audiences.
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Duncan - MAXWELL HARDY
Malcolm - A.J. SHARIEF +
Donalbain - CARL WATSON III +
Macbeth - DAN COYNE
Lady Macbeth - KATHERINE HARTE-DECOUX *
Banquo - NATHAN DECOUX *
Fleance - CULLY COOPER +
MacDuff - MITCH VOSS +
Lady MacDuff - HANNAH AUGUSTYNIAK +
Son - NATALIA PERRIN * +
Daughter - CORA E. MITCHELL +
First Weird Sister - ANNE YOUNG +
Second Weird Sister -BREANNE STOKES*
Third Weird Sister - EMMA MICHAEL * +
Ross - BENIAM A. JOHNSON
Lennox - MORGAN HAUSE
Angus - TREVOR TRACY +
Porter - SAUL AMDURSKY +
Old Man/Doctor - JOHN THIERWECHTER
Seyton - GARRETT MCCORMICK * +
First Murder/Soldier - NOAH SZAREJKO +
ELVIN E. EAST
Assistant Stage Manager/ Floor Manager
Light Board Operator
Sound Board Operator
* Denotes Civic Debut | + Denotes Academy of Theatre Arts Student
Director - MYCHELLE HOPKINS
Fight Choreographer - ZAC THOMPSON
Scenic Designer - KATIE TULIN
Costume/Hair/Makeup Designer - EMILY WALSH
Lighting/Sound/SFX Designer - ANNMARIE MILLER
Properties Master - STACY BARTELL
Technical Director - PHILLIP A. MILLER
Stage Manager - ELVIN E. EAST
Saturday, October 21st at 7:30pm
Friday, October 27th at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 28th at 7:30pm (Post Show Creative Conversation)
Sunday, October 29th at 2:00pm
Friday, November 3rd at 7:30pm (ASL Interpreted Performance)
Saturday, November 4th at 7:30pm
Sunday, November 5th at 2:00pm
While Macbeth is a classic of world literature it does contain intense scenes of violence and the bloody outcome of a murder and may be best enjoyed by prepared older middle and high school students and adults.
Why We Chose This Show
Written at the pinnacle of Shakespeare's career and considered one of his four great tragedies, Macbeth provides us with a vehicle to examine the rise of political power, ambition and downfall. Our production will be given a modern setting in order to explore its themes of evil and the corruption of the human soul and how they are relevant to a contemporary audience much the same way they were to Shakespeare's audiences.
Haze, live fire and gunshots, and chemical based smoke may be used in this production.
The Parish Theatre
405 W. Lovell St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
All performances in the Parish Theatre are general seating. We recommend arriving early. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
Available after 6pm in the Civic parking lot at the northeast corner of Lovell and Park Streets. There is additional parking behind the Carver Center. Street parking is available after 5pm.
Photos Courtesy of Carrie Phillips