In Miller South’s production of Macbeth, students bring to life the bard’s most violent play with care and creativity. The performing arts school begins its 2014 season with an ambitious rendition of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” Nov. 13 through 15.
The play will be presented in three short sections, lasting roughly 20 minutes each, providing a new manner of experiencing Shakespeare’s work for young and adult audiences. The violence and otherworldly elements of the story have not been removed, but have been treated with care and compassion by the production staff and student actors.
“Macbeth” tells the story of a Scottish Thane mad with ambition. He is tempted by dark forces to embark on a journey of treason and treachery ending in his unfortunate demise. He meets witches, ghosts and other supernatural soliciting along the way, while simultaneously exploring deep questions that relate to all human beings.
The cast features the work of Jacob Murray (Eighth Grade) as Macbeth, and Josie Reynolds (Eight Grade) as Lady Macbeth, as well as many other student actors.
The Nov. 14 (Friday) performance begins at 9 am. The Thursday and Saturday Performances are at 7 p.m.
Tickets may be purchased online at Brownpapertickets.com or by calling Miller South’s box office at (330) 822-3762. Senior and student tickets are $5; adult tickets are $10; reserved seating is $15; student groups are $1 per student; and teachers and chaperones are free (for the Nov. 14 student performance only).
Nov. 14 is an educational performance for students at Miller South and other interested student groups in Akron Public Schools. To schedule your class, contact our box office (330) 822-3762 by Nov. 11.