Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced the all-female ensemble of its highly anticipated and innovative adaptation of MAC BETH by Erica Schmidt. Set to run May 18 – June 17, 2018 (opening night May 23), tickets to MAC BETH are on sale now through the Seattle Rep Box Office at 206.443.2222 and online at SeattleRep.org. The Rep’s production is also a participant in Seattle Celebrates Shakespeare.
Shakespeare’s legendary and tragic Macbeth tells the story of a Scottish general whose self-destruction is wrought when his ambition goes wildly unchecked and he descends into barbarous madness.
Erica Schmidt’s MAC BETH adaptation features young women playing high school-aged girls role-playing each one of Shakespeare’s infamous roles – from Lady Macbeth to MacDuff to the title role itself. After learning about the catastrophic and highly publicized stabbing cases involving young American girls, Schmidt tested a theory, investigating what Macbeth and its themes could look like in the context of bullying and female friendships.
“I was interested in Macbeth because I wanted to investigate what a ‘witch’ is today,” Schmidt said.
What’s our conception of it? What is truly frightening? When I hit on the idea of school girls as witches, the concept naturally followed and then I discovered all of the horrifying true crime that overlaps. This also helped me to rediscover ways to unlock the dark poetry and imagination of this celebrated theatrical work.”
|Lady Macbeth||Izabel Mar|
|MacDuff||Klarissa Marie Robles|
|Witch 1||Sophie Kelly-Hedrick|
|Witch 2||Laakan McHardy|
|Witch 3||Analiese Emerson Guettinger|
|Scenic Designer||Catherine Cornell|
|Costume Designer||Jessica Pabst|
|Lighting Designer||Robert J. Aguilar|
|Sound Designer||Erin Bednarz|
|Stage Manager||Stina Lotti|
|Movement Coordinator||Lorenzo Pisoni|