North Central College students stage four performances of Shakespeare's “Macbeth” Oct. 24-27.
The performances will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday Oct. 24 and 26, 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 in the College’s Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Tickets are $10/adults and $8/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469).
Written by William Shakespeare, this legendary tragedy is set in Scotland and details the violent path to obtain power. Macbeth, a general in King Duncan’s army, meets three witches with a prophesy detailing the future heir of the throne. Evil and violence are used as a means to obtain power.
The production is directed by guest director Matt Hawkins, a graduate of Southern Methodist University. Hawkins is a founding member of the House Theatre of Chicago and recipient of two non-equity Jeff Awards. Due to graphic violence, the production is recommended for mature audiences only.
The cast for “Macbeth” features (role, actor, major, hometown):
Macbeth: Cullen Rogers, a senior psychology and theatre major from North Aurora
Lady Macbeth: Savanna Rae, a senior theatre major from Spring Valley
Weird Sisters: Carlye Pillash, a junior psychology and theatre major from Streator; Maddie DePorter, a junior theatre and global studies: international business major from Orion; Maddie Burke, a freshman musical theatre major from Monroe
Banquo: Erik Burke, a junior theatre major from Monroe, MI
Duncan: Evan Michalic, a senior theatre major from Elburn
MacDuff: Michael Ermel, a sophomore theatre major from Northbrook
Fleance: Jack Detweiler, a Wheaton Warrenville South High School student
Malcolm: Jack Morsovillo, a freshman theatre major from Franklin Park
Lady MacDuff: Olivia Crary, a junior theatre major from Park Ridge
MacDuff’s son: Jordan Caulk, a freshman undeclared major
1st murderer/Soldier 1: Joshua Lahey, a freshman organizational communication major from Orland Park
2nd murderer/Soldier 2: Alex Moerer, a freshman theatre major from Waverly, IA
3rd murderer/Soldier 3: AJ Wiewel, a senior theatre and psychology major from Quincy
Doctor/Soldier 4: Jesek West, a junior musical theatre major from Cerro Gordo
Orderly/Soldier 5: Jack Bauer, a junior theatre and psychology major from Manhattan
North Central College offers majors in theatre or musical theatre and a minor in dance. A full range of acting and dance classes is available, as well as opportunities to direct a full-length production. Students of all majors can participate in musical and nonmusical performances, actor showcases and one-act plays and performances in the College’s four theatre venues. Full-time professors and active professionals who are artist-teachers serve as faculty.