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Monday, January 14,
Something Wicked This Way Comes… Post-Apocalyptic
Macbeth to Ravage the Festival Stage at ASF
Three Weekends Only starting January 25!
Montgomery, AL -
Alabama Shakespeare Festival will offer a gritty and chill-filled version of
William Shakespeare’s Macbeth January 25 through May 18.
Under the direction of ASF’s producing artistic director Geoffrey Sherman, one of the literature’s greatest and most
powerful tragedies is set in a haunting post-Apocalyptic world.
start at $30 in the balcony and on Preview night January 25. Prices range from
$35-$60 for regular performances and can be obtained on line at www.asf.net , by calling 800.841.4273 or by visiting the ASF box office located at 1
Festival Drive in the heart of Montgomery’s beautiful Blount Cultural Park.
three witches prophesize that war hero Macbeth is destined to be king, he
becomes obsessed with the possibility of achieving unrivaled power. Encouraged
by his equally ambitious and ruthless wife, Macbeth uses all means at his
disposal, including murder, to make his way to the top and stay there.
of modern dramas like Revolution, The
Hunger Games or Mad Max, will
appreciate the play’s modern post-apocalyptic world, where resources are
depleted and every man, woman, and child must fight for survival. Scenic
Designer Peter Hicks presents an
angular, dark world with fixtures made of now useless firepower weapons and
industrial trash. Brenda Van Der Wiel’s edgy
costumes display each characters wild, punkish side.
Macbeth will be performed by ASF newcomer Ian Bedford. Lady Macbeth will be
performed by JenniferBarnhart, who was last seen in ASF’s
productions of Dracula and The Merry Wives of Windsor.
in the cast include Jordan Barbour
(Malcolm), Brik Berkes (Lennox), James Bowen (Duncan), Seth Andrew Bridges (Donaldbain, Y.
Siward), Rodney Clark (Ross), Michelle Geisler (Gentlewoman), Logan James Hall (Angus), Paul Hebron (Banquo, Doctor), Greta Lambert (Witch), Tom Lawson (Old Man), Anthony Marble (Macduff), Jason
Martin (Second Murderer, Siward), Chris
Pappas (Third Murderer, Caithness), Kurt
Rhoads (Sergeant, Porter), Crispin
South (Young Macduff), Jim Staudt
(First Murderer, Menteith, David Umansky
(Seyton, Fleance, Messenger), Cheri
Lynne Vanderheeuvel (Witch, Lady Macduff) and Jillian Walker (Witch).
members of the artistic team Phil Monat (Lighting)
and Richelle Thompson (Sound). Susan Willis serves as dramturg and Whitney Keeter as the stage manager.
The Alabama Shakespeare
Festival is among the largest Shakespeare theatres in the world. Designated as
The State Theatre of Alabama, ASF has been located in Montgomery since 1985
when it moved from Anniston as a result of Mr. and Mrs. Wynton M. Blount’s gift
of a performing arts complex set in the 250-acre Wynton M. Blount Cultural
Park. This program/project has been made possible by grants from the Alabama
State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. #