Tempted by an evil prophecy and encouraged by his wife ever deeper into his own dark ambition, Macbeth murders his way to the throne of Scotland. Shakespeare’s chilling tragedy is filled with ferocious battles, supernatural horrors, famously gorgeous poetry, and some of the Bard’s most vivid characters.
“This play explores a striking dramatic portrait of a man of honor and integrity destroyed by a fatal character flaw and the tortures of a guilty imagination,” said John Willey, who founded Shakespeare on the Kennebec that annually partners with the Chocolate Church to present theatre classics.
Macbeth features Clay Hawks of Bath in the title role and April Purinton of Harpswell as his Lady Macbeth. The cast also includes Mark Hazard of Auburn as Duncan; Dennis Crews of West Bath as Macduff; Vince Shatto of Woolwich as Ross; and Nate Levesque of Auburn as Banquo. Shannon LoCascio of Scarborough, Crystal Vaccaro of Gorham and Jacquelyn Mansfield of Auburn play the three mysterious witches.
Macbeth, set amid the gloomy castles and lonely heaths of medieval Scotland, is suspenseful, epic, and beautiful all at the same time. The creative team is comprised of Jeanette Wolfarth of Portland (assistant director), Melanie Willey of Bath (creative assistant), Devin Cromwell of West Bath (sound design), Kyle Aarons of Portland (fight director), and Carrie Hawks of Bath (production stage manager). Original music composed by Don Crandall.
Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets are available by calling the Chocolate Church box office 207-442-8455 or purchase online www.chocolatechurcharts.org.