Macbeth

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. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the throne for himself. He is then wracked with guilt and paranoia, and he soon becomes a tyrannical ruler as he is forced to commit more and more murders to protect himself from enmity and suspicion. The bloodbath and consequent civil war swiftly take Macbeth and Lady Macbeth into the realms of arrogance, madness, and death.

Quite possibly the most produced tragedy of all time, Shakespeare’s classic tale of ambition, murder, and the supernatural welcomes back the first appearance of the Bard’s work on the STC stage in 37 years. We follow Macbeth as he is prophesied to become King of Scotland by three enigmatic witches, who promise him titles and honor he’s only dreamed of; but does he need to take action himself, or will Fate intervene? Urged on by his calculating wife’s overreaching ambition and clever planning, blood is spilled, families are torn apart, and vengeance is taken in the ultimate tragedy of all tragedies. If you’ve ever been tentative about Shakespeare, especially with the way it’s taught in our country, this is your chance to experience Shakespeare the way the Bard intended: visceral, fast-paced, and on stage!

Note: Macbeth contains moments of extreme stage violence.

Cast/Characters

Macbeth, a general of the King’s army – Scott Allen Schmidt

Lady Macbeth, his wife – Lisa Golda

Banquo – David Bourgeois

Ross – Chris Fontaine

Lennox – Michelle Bestul

Macduff – Duncan Doherty

Duncan, the King – Bernie Starzewski

Malcolm, son of Duncan – Jake Caceres

Donalbain, son of Duncan – Daniel Hennell

Lady Macduff – Susan Chambers Johnson

Macduff’s Son – Charlie Graves

Witch 1 – Maria Payant

Witch 2 – Molly Dewane

Witch 3 – Sarah Huebner

Porter/ Doctor – Bob Deyo

Fleance/ Murderer – Melissa Eiden

Murderer – Keeara Muellenbach

Captain/ Murderer – Angela Landgraf

Murderer/ Menteth – Tashianna Sykes

Gentlewoman/ Nurse – Bea VanGeffen

Servant/ Soldier – Sheng Thao

Production Staff

Director: Tom Berger

Assistant Director: Amanda Carroll Ellis

Stage Manager: Shari Roehl

Set Design: Mary Burkey

Costume Design: Ben Gartmann, Beth Wynveen

Crew: Bev Dulmes, Jan Remling, Mary Jo Beniger, Janelle Bowe, Pynne Christie

Light Design: Pat Smith

Crew: Joe Feustel

Sound Design: Ryan Tengowski

Crew: Ginger VanElls, Adam Multer

Properties/ Run Crew: Nan Gibson

Crew: Karen Herman, Lisa Masbruch, Deb Stache, Jackie Blindauer, Melissa O’Connell, Tina Thurs, Audrey Waitkus, Lee Trotta

Make-Up & Hair Design: Cathy Perronne

Crew: Clark Kirst, Char Koehler

Set Construction & Paint Crew: Phil Zimmermann, Nan Gibson, Cody Ruppel, Allan Becker, Lloyd Reilley, Matthew Frei, Dennis Holmer, Jacob Holmer, Dustin Holmer, Tiffany Bauer, Jenny Tillmann, Lisa Masbruch, Dan Burkey, Willow Dodgson

Program Design & Layout: Kirt Graves, Erik Tanck

Company Photographer: Michael Hubregtse