June 29, 30, July 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, August 2, 4, 2007
It is a land in chaos, caught up in a civil war. It is a country where power is determined by strength. The warriors advance, the weak and defenseless die. It is a place of mystery, where nature itself is becoming chaotic and evil will find a strong foothold.
After winning a decisive battle, warriors Macbeth and Banquo are traveling home when they are suddenly greeted by three witches. The witches prophesy that Macbeth will become Thane of Cawdor and also, the king. They predict Banquo will be the father of kings. The men laugh it off as nonsense until two of their comrades arrive and declare that Macbeth is now the Thane of Cawdor. Macbeth wrestles with the idea of becoming king but is intrigued with the idea of obtaining so much power.
Upon returning to his home seat of Glamis, Macbeth and his wife consider the possibility of seizing power by murdering the current king – especially since King Duncan has declared his son Malcolm the Prince of Cumberland and heir to the throne. They plan to kill Duncan while he is visiting Glamis and make it seem as though Duncan’s servants committed the crime. However, the more Macbeth thinks about it, he finds he does not want to betray the king in such a way. Lady Macbeth has other ideas and persuades her husband it is the only way to get what they want. She drugs the servants guarding the king and Macbeth kills Duncan.
The next morning, the murder is discovered by two of Duncan’s loyal thanes, Macduff and Lennox. Macbeth slaughters the apparently guilty servants before anyone can question them. Duncan’s sons, Malcolm and Donalbain, flee because they realize suspicion will fall on them. Macbeth is declared king and goes to Scone for the investiture. Macduff refuses to go because of his suspicions of Macbeth and returns instead to his seat in Fife.
Macbeth realizes that now his good friend Banquo is a potential impediment to his retaining the crown. He arranges the murder of Banquo and Banquo’s son, Fleance. Lady Macbeth is frightened by this change in her husband but tries to make the best of things. The murderers are successful in their bid to kill Banquo but Fleance escapes. At a banquet intended to honor Macbeth’s fellow thanes, he is horrified by the appearance of Banquo’s ghost. Lady Macbeth tries to convince the thanes that Macbeth is troubled with a medical condition that causes him to see things that are not there. The thanes become increasingly suspicious. Macbeth determines that he will go to the witches again and discover the truth of what to expect.
The witches allay his fears with predictions that make Macbeth feel invincible. He decides he will have Macduff and all of his household killed in order to further protect his crown. Macduff goes to England to find Malcolm and rally him and the English troops to come and topple Macbeth. The Thane of Ross arrives and informs Macduff that his wife, baby, and servants have all been slaughtered. Malcolm and his uncle, Siward, prepare to lead an army to take back control of Scotland.
Most of the thanes have deserted Macbeth. He continues to fight in a desperate attempt to hold on to his crown. Lady Macbeth is unable to handle the guilt and has begun to sleep walk, reliving over and over the night of Duncan’s murder. Eventually, she throws herself off the castle’s battlements. Macbeth meets Macduff in battle and is vanquished. Malcolm, Siward, and their troops overthrow the Macbeth faction and Malcolm is crowned king.
|The Weird Sisters||Chaentell Nadine Munn
|Lady Macbeth||Laura Kaya|
|Malcolm||Anthony M. Person|
|Duncan/Old Siward||Lynn Stradley|
|Lady MacDuff/Soldier||Megan O'Laughlin|
|Seyton (Porter)||Jason Jackson|
|Doctor/Soldier||Anne Marie Justman|
|GentleWoman||Alyse Vogel (6/29, 6/30, 8/2, 8/4)
Dominique Jones (7/13, 15, 20, 22, 27)
|Fight Choreography||Dexter Fidler|
|Scenic Design||Shawn Weinsheink|
|Lighting Design||EJ Reinagel|
|Costume Design||Nicole Sivell|
|Original Music||Amir Sharafeh|
|Fight Captains||Jes Gonzales, Brian Rivera|
|Production Stage Manager||Mariam Helalian|
|Assistant Stage Manager||Yolanda Morales|
|Technical Directors||Stephen Jones, Shawn Weinsheink|
|Deputy Technical Director||Dan Haskett|
|Costume Shop Supervisor||Nicole Sivell|
|Scenic Artist||Dennis Goebel|
|Properties Master||K. Crom Saunders|
|Master Electrician||Dan Haskett|
|Light Board Operator||Roland Armstrong, Harry Leing|
|Sound Engineer||Caliope Caro|
|Master Carpenter||David Fulk|
|Carpenters||Melissa Verdugo, Caliope Caro, Bill Bruyette|
|Stitchers||Jane Forte, Sarah Rowland,
Megan O'Laughlin, Rebecca Newman
|Student Stitchers||Jaleesa Carter|
|Volunteer Stitchers||Alondra Mendoza, Cary Anderson|
|Costume Management||Lenore Justman|
|Festival Director||Luther Hanson|
|Facilities Coordinator||David Harris|
|Intern Supervisor||Lori Ann DeLappe-Grondin|
|Marketing Assistants||Adrienne Sher, Lori Ann DeLappe-Grondin|
|Box Office||Cynthia Hawes, Midori Iwata|
|House Manager||Lori Ann DeLappe-Grondin|
|Finance||Robert W. Gore|
|Poster/Postcard Design||Nixa Schell|
|Web Master||Steve Grondin|