William Shakespeare’s tragic tale of the bloody pursuit of power is recast against a new backdrop in Erica Schmidt’s adaptation “Mac Beth” — that of the dark inner world of teenage girls.
The modernized account, featuring a play-within-a-play, uses an all-female cast to tell a story that has been described by critics as wicked, raucous and psychologically intriguing. The production can be seen onstage now at Olin Hall Theater where students will be putting on nightly performances from April 19-22.
Scroll through the gallery below to learn more about the students behind the play, their favorite memories of the production and their song recommendations to get yourself in the “Mac Beth” mindset.
“Mac Beth,” directed by Fine Arts Assistant Professor Nelson Barre, is a production of Theatre Roanoke College presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service. The show will be performed at 7:30 p.m. April 19-22 at Olin Hall Theater. Admission is free to people with a Roanoke College ID, $7 for general admission or $5 for senior citizens. For more information about tickets, go online to Eventbrite, call 540-375-2333 or email email@example.com.
"What bloody (wo)man is that?"