Wayward Players Present ‘MacBeth’
Familiar faces take the stage in ArtsLink’s presentation of the Wayward Players production of Shakespeare’s The Tragedie of Macbeth. Malcolm, the son of King Duncan, is portrayed by Jenna Tucker. Local audiences will remember her as the title character in the Wayward Players’ production of Annie Junior. Jenna has also been in Babes in Toyland twice, once as a cowgirl doll, and once as That, the fat mouse. She is going into the 8th grade at Powhatan Elementary school. Through the Switzerland of Ohio school district, she has competed in (and won several awards) at the Ohio Legislative Summit each of the last two years. The show is designed and directed by Bart Cannizzaro and produced by Donna Earley.
Shakespeare’s shortest and bloodiest tragedy, The Tragedie of Macbeth tells the story of a brave Scottish general (Macbeth) who receives a prophecy from a trio of sinister witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed with ambitious thoughts and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and seizes the throne for himself. He begins his reign racked with guilt and fear and soon becomes a tyrannical ruler, as he is forced to commit more and more murders to protect himself from hatred and suspicion. The bloodbath swiftly propels Macbeth and Lady Macbeth to arrogance, madness, and death.
The performances will be held on Friday, Aug. 7 and Saturday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 9 at 3 p.m. at the Lincoln Theater.
This children’s theater activity is made possible by ArtsLink, Inc. under the sponsorship of Hizer’s Turn Around Mini Storage with assistance from the City of New Martinsville Parks and Recreation Commission, WETZ/WYMJ/WNRJ Radio, Ohio Valley Online, and Witschey’s Market. ArtsLink is committed to providing universal accessibility wherever possible. Persons with special needs may contact ArtsLink to request assistance.
For more information or to preregister, please call the ArtsLink office at 304-455-2278.