IHCC to present ‘Macbeth’
OTTUMWA — One of Shakespeare’s darkest tragedies, the Scottish play “Macbeth,” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through April 26 on the St. John Auditorium stage at Indian Hills Community College.
Admission is free, but patrons are encouraged to reserve their seats in advance by calling 641- 683-5144.
“Macbeth” is Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy, and tells the story of a brave Scottish general named Macbeth who receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become king of Scotland. Manipulated by his wife and the ethereal Hecate, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the throne for himself. He is then wracked with guilt because of his actions and is forced to become a tyrannical ruler. The play ensues with Macbeth committing murder after murder to protect his family. A civil war against Macbeth takes Macbeth and Lady Macbeth into the realms of arrogance, madness and death.
Playing the title role of Macbeth is Mason Ferguson of Wayland, and Lady Macbeth is played by Molly Overturf from Ottumwa. Macbeth’s enemy is Macduff, played by Tyler Breeding from Fairfield. Arlina Miller of Des Moines is Lady Macduff. King Duncan is played by Gage De La Cruz from Oskaloosa. Lucas Clark and Elizabeth Pickens, both from Ottumwa, are Duncan’s sons. The evil Hecate is Andrew Kecy of Knoxville and his three dark witches are Nicole Giberson from Packwood, Colleen Hunkele of Chariton and Hailey Haring from Cambria.
The ensemble of the play includes: Gabrielle Wells of Albia; Sara Deaton of Bloomfield; Aaryn Frazier of Blue Earth, Minn.; Hannah Parker of Columbus Junction; Trey McIntosh of Des Moines; Tanner Benson Six of Knoxville; Lee Brookhart of LeClaire; Stevie Wallace of Norwalk; Ethan Goetz of Oskaloosa and Parker Anderson and Larissa Mincks, both of Ottumwa.
The play is directed by Indian Hills theatre professors Ronelle Willadsen and Jennifer Boyenga.