School of Theatre and Dance Brings Shakespearean Tragedy to the Stage With Macbeth
The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University continues its 2016-2017 season with William Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth. The production is directed by Associate Professor Fabio Polanco and runs Friday, April 21, through Sunday, April 30, in Wright-Curtis Theatre, located in the Roe Green Center for the School of Theatre and Dance, Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive in Kent.
For tickets, call 330-672-ARTS (2787), purchase online here or in person at the Performing Arts Box Office located in the Roe Green Center lobby of the Center for the Performing Arts. The box office is open Monday through Friday, noon-5 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults; $14 for Kent State alumni, faculty and staff; $14 for seniors (60 and older) and non-Kent State students age 18 and under are $10. Tickets for full-time, Kent Campus undergraduates are free of charge. Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets for $12 per person. Flex pass subscriptions also are available. The box office accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, checks and cash.
Macbeth, Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy, is a thrilling and haunting exploration of the deadly consequences of ambition and power. When three witches predict his ascension to the Scottish throne, the prophecy’s promises and his wife’s encouragement send brave general Macbeth on a path to murder. However, as Macbeth soon realizes, the crown alone will never be enough. Besieged by paranoia and wracked with guilt, Macbeth, his wife and the entire Scottish court descend into a bloody haze of madness and death.
The production and design team includes movement direction by Associate Professor Jeffrey Marc Rockland, fight direction by Michael Gatto, scenic design by Terry Martin, technical direction by Chris Seifert, lighting design by Cory Sprinkles, costume design by Brittney Harrell, sound design by Stewart Blackwood and projection design by Maxwell Jabara. M. Massey serves as production stage manager, Courtney Kennell is assistant director, Patrick Ulrich is props master and Courtney Brown is vocal coach.