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Something Wicked This Way Comes

Macbeth_7Macbeth will take center stage at the McDonald Theatre to commence the HWS Theatre season. Associate Professor of Theatre Chris Hatch directs Shakespeare’s action-packed tale of greed, power, magic, lust and death.

“Before there was Game of ThronesStar Wars or The Lord of the Rings, there was Macbeth,” says Hatch, who directed last spring’s HWS production of Boeing Boeing.

Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9, Friday, Nov. 10 and Saturday, Nov. 11 with an additional matinee performance at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Macbeth_8The production’s cast and crew includes:

  • Chad Reid ’18, Macbeth
  • Anika Hanson ’18, Lady Macbeth
  • Kathleen Fowkes ’18, Nayoung Park ’19 and Ergisa Xhuveli ’20, The Three Witches
  • Chris Williams ’19, Banquo
  • Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science Joseph Ruskino, King Duncan
  • Thomas Perry ’19, Macduff
  • Jesse Singleton ’18, Malcolm
  • Owen Ruskino (son of Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science Joseph Ruskino), Fleance/Young Duff
  • Aaron Donahue ’18, Lennox
  • Casey Cady ’18, Ross
  • Gretty Hollister ’20 and Grace Ruble ‘21, The Assassins
  • Blake Morton ’20, Lady Macduff
  • Eros Cabrera ’19, Donaldbain
  • Austin Jennings ’19, Seyton
  • Veronica Rogers ’20, Gentlewoman
  • Patrick Wolber ’18, Doc
  • Jacqueline Fisher ’18, Stage Manager
  • Wren Andrews ’21, Assistant Stage Manager
  • Jack Corey ’20, Assistant Stage Manager
  • Taylor Gorycki ’18, Assistant Stage Manager

Macbeth_6Tickets for all HWS Theatre productions are $5 and can be purchased at Gearan Center for the Performing Arts box office (Monday through Friday, 3 to 5 p.m.). A limited number of free tickets will be available to HWS students with ID one hour before each performance. For more information on any HWS production, contact Associate Professor of Theatre Chris Woodworth ( or 315-781-4581). Click here for more information on the HWS Theatre Department or visit the program’s Facebook page.

Coinciding with the production, the first 2017-18 Frame/Works series talk of the HWS Theatre program will kick off with a discussion of Macbeth. Guest theatre scholar Katie Mallinson will present the talk, “Fair/Foul: The Eroticism of Fear in Shakespeare’s Macbeth,” at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10 in Williams 201. Frame/Works is a program designed to draw connections between scholarly examination and artistic practice.