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Feb. 12, 2016 - The King’s College Theatre Department will present William Shakespeare’s dark tragedy "Macbeth" at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24-27, and at 2 p.m. Feb. 27-28 in the George P. Maffei II Theatre.
Perhaps Shakespeare’s bloodiest tragedy, "Macbeth" is a story of power, pride, betrayal, redemption, but most of all, the evil that quietly lives in people's hearts.
The Scotland of Shakespeare’s Macbeth is a wild place where warriors are heralded for bravery, supernatural creatures wander the ruined landscape, and blood is aplenty. It is a place where Pagan superstition and early Catholicism go hand in hand.
Watch Macbeth transform as he descends into the consuming depths of darkness and evil. The brave King’s General, the ambitious politician, the waverer, the unwilling assassin, the brutal killer, the superstitious prophet seeker, the loving husband, and the man teetering on the edge of sanity: these are the masks that the tragic hero, Macbeth, wears.
“Macbeth" will feature actors Jarred Stagen, Lord’s Valley (Duncan/Doctor); Kyle McCormack, Mountain Top (Macbeth); Elizabeth Hoover, Dallas (Lady Macbeth); Flynn Little, Forty-Fort (Girl Macduff); Greg Adams, Wilkes-Barre (Malcolm); John Hizny, West Wyoming (Donalbain); Matt Kropp, Laurel Run (Banquo); Aidan Temple, Kingston (Fleance/Young Siward); A.J. Bonk, Wilkes-Barre (Ross); Amanda Kotch, Dallas (Weird Creature/The Porter); Skyler Makuch, Mountain Top (Weird Creature/Murderer); Britney Benkoski, Exeter (Weird Creature/Murderer/Lord); and Jackson Gould, Mountain Top (Sergeant).
The George P. Maffei II Theatre is located in the Administration Building on North River Street. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $7 for senior citizens, and $5 for King’s alumni and non-King’s students. For more information on upcoming performances or to reserve tickets, call the box office at (570) 208-5825 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
King’s College Theatre Department actors rehearse for upcoming performance of Shakespeare’s tragedy, “Macbeth.” King’s actors, pictured from left, are: Katie Brunwasser (Weird Creature); Elizabeth Hoover (Lady Macbeth); Kyle McCormack (Macbeth); Natalie Pacileo (Weird Creature); and Amanda Kotch (Weird Creature).