Macbeth with Lighthearted Twists

Posted November 15, 2012 at 6:09 am by

Some­thing wicked this way comes…along with a lit­tle song and dance, when San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty Theatre’s Fam­i­ly The­atre presents Shakespeare’s

Mac­beth this Fri­day through Sun­day, Novem­ber 16–18.

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Some 60 island ele­men­tary school chil­dren as well as sev­er­al par­ents (see cast list below) are fea­tured in this sto­ry of ambi­tion, pow­er and treach­ery that main­tains its rel­e­vance more than 600 years after being penned by the world’s most well-known play­wright.  The play—adapted by Eliz­a­beth Wein­stein and includ­ing music by Lea Ander­son and lyrics by Bill Siviter as well as orig­i­nal music by Conrad—includes orig­i­nal Shake­speare lines com­bined with more mod­ern English.

Macbeth rehearsal

Direc­tor Pene­lope Haskew says she has been impressed with how enthu­si­as­tic the cast has been tack­ling Shake­speare, which can be com­pli­cat­ed even for adults.  “I think they like that it’s not the typ­i­cal kids fare,” said Pene­lope.  “They’re get­ting a kick out of doing stuff that’s sup­posed to be beyond them.”  Pene­lope adds that this lighter ver­sion of the dra­ma as well as the singing, danc­ing and stag­ing, will appeal to audi­ences of all ages.

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The Cast of Macbeth:

King Duncan.….….….……Brian Fleming
Malcolm.….….….….….……Ryker Mattox
Donalbain.….….….….….…Lucy Marinkovich
Captain.….….….….….….…Sonora Tate
Lennox.….….….….….….….Ula Grace
Ross.….….….….….….….….Ayla Ridwan
Angus.….….….….….….….. Jay­na Ott
Macbeth.….….….….….……Hank Erickson
Lady Mac­beth.….….….…. Chiara Power
Banquo.….….….….….….….Luke Erickson
Fleance.….….….….….….….Tyler Fleming
Mac­duff .….….….….….……Max Mattox
Assas­sin 1.….….….….….….Arlo Harold
Assas­sin 2.….….….….….….Elanor Gislason
Nurse.….….….….….….….…Emily Cain
Dr to Lady M.….….….….….Darcy Ayers
Dr to Captain.….….….….….Lizzy Lee
Dr to Captain.….….….….…Merritt DeShon
Guard of Duncan.….….…..Ava Smith
Guard of Duncan.….….…..Anne Marie Ryan
Armored Head.….….….…..Katie Holmes
Crowned Child.….….….…..Sidney Herda
Bloody Child.….….….….…..Fallon Taylor
Mes­sen­ger 1.….….….….……Fionnoula Bourne
Mes­sen­ger 2.….….….….…..Inga Harold
Weird Sister1.….….….….….Lucy Urbach
Weird Sister2.….….….….…Else Arendt
Weird Sister3.….….….….…Hannah Greene
Hecate.….….….….….….……Tori Zehner

Witches.….….….….….….…..Maggie Zehn­er
.….….….….….….….….….……Fela Andrews
.….….….….….….….….….……Soma Andrews
.….….….….….….….….….……Danielle McKay
.….….….….….….….….….……Avery Laurimore
.….….….….….….….….….……Ali­son Power
.….….….….….….….….….……Sofia Duke
.….….….….….….….….….……April Cain
.….….….….….….….….….……Bet­ty Furber

Nar­ra­tors .….….….….….…..Jen­nifer DeShon
.….….….….….….….….….……Tama­ra Greene
.….….….….….….….….….……Stephanie Mattox
.….….….….….….….….….……Regan Taylor
.….….….….….….….….….……Heather Cain

Servants.….….….….….….…Satchel Bourne
.….….….….….….….….….……Aidan Greene
.….….….….….….….….….……Ellie Rollins
.….….….….….….….….….……Bryce Ridwan
.….….….….….….….….….……Elliot DeShon
.….….….….….….….….….……Michelle Foster

Viking Dancers.….….….…..Duvie Dow, Siri Dow

Cir­cus Acrobats.….….….…..Allison Fleming
.….….….….….….….….….……Dar­cy Ayers
.….….….….….….….….….……Fal­lon Taylor
.….….….….….….….….….……Soma Andrews
.….….….….….….….….….……Fela Andrews

Irish Dancers.….….….….….Piper Taylor
.….….….….….….….….….……Stel­la McCauley
.….….….….….….….….….……Josephine Crosby
.….….….….….….….….….……Ali­son Power
.….….….….….….….….….……April Cain

Scot­tish Sword Dancers.…Presley Clark

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