Kent State School of Theatre and Dance brings Shakespearean Tragedy to the Stage with Macbeth

Shakespeare's tragedy "Macbeth" takes the stage April 21-30

Kent, OH – 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 Fri., April 21 through Sun., 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, Kent, OH 44242.

For tickets call 330-672-ARTS (2787), purchase online at or in person at the Performing Arts Box Office located in the Roe Green Center lobby of the Center for the Performing Arts at 1325 Theatre Drive. The box office is open Mon. – Fri., Noon to 5 pm.  Tickets are $18 for adults, $14 for Kent State University alumni, faculty and staff, $14 for seniors (60+) 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 are also available. The box office accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, checks, and cash.

William Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy, Macbeth 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.


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POSTED: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 3:02pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 3:03pm
Joni Koneval