"No other drama by Shakespeare -not even King Lear, A Midsummer Night's Dream, or the Tempest so engulfs us in a phantasmagoria.....A great killing machine, Macbeth is endowed by Shakespeare with something less than ordinary intelligence, but with a power of fantasy so enormous that pragmatically it seem's to be Shakespeare's own."
- Harold Bloom
October 22 - 24 and 28 - 30, 2021 at the
Theater at the Fort in Lawrence.
We are pleased to be producing Shakespeare's Macbeth at the Indy Bard Fest in October. Dr. Kathy Phipps will be the Director, Darby Kear will be the Assistant Director, and Joel Flynn will do the Choreography for the Witches.
Director Dr. Kathy Phipps was inspired to cast the leading roles in rotation after seeing the National Theater of Great Britain's production of Frankenstein online, where one night Benedict Cumberbatch played Dr. Frankenstein and Johnny Lee Miller played the "monster" and the next night they switched roles.
Aidan Morris and Haley Glickman will play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth opposite Nathan Ellenberger's MacDuff and Brynn Hensley's Hecate (Queen of the Witches), then the next performance they will rotate roles. We are only able to do the production this way because of the extraordinary amount of talent in the actors who auditioned. Our theater company won the Best Youth Performance in Indianapolis in 2017 for "Les Misérables" and in 2019 for our production of "The Tempest" at Bard Fest.
A Bard Fest & Agape Production
Cast of Macbeth
Duncan, King of Scotland - Doug Rollison
Malcom, Prince of Scotland – Jake Hobbs
Sergeant/ First Murderer/ Messenger / Soldier – Ryan Schwitzer
Attendant/ Servant/ Second Murderer/ Seyton/ Soldier– Ozzy Heath
Porter – Darby Kear
Lennox, a Scottish nobleman – Grant Scott-Miller
Ross, a Scottish nobleman – Genna Sever
Macbeth - Aidan Morris
Lady Macbeth - Brynn Hensley
Banquo, a Scottish nobleman – Nathan Foster
Macduff - Nathan Ellenberger
Angus, a Scottish nobleman – Carter Thurnall
Fleance, Banquo’s Son – Kylie Hensley
Hecate, Queen of the Witches - Silvia Seidle
Macduff’s Daughter, Flora - Maggie McKinney
Fiona McDuff – Maranatha Potter
Briget Macduff - Regina Kalscheur
Rory Macduff - Danny Zou
First Witch – Mary Zou
Second Witch/ Gentlewoman – Hailey Ready
Third Witch/ Lady Macduff – Laura Sickmeier
Witches – Rebecca Barajas, Hailey Bentman, Ashlynn Gilmore, Anastasia Lucia, and Maggie McKinney
Soldier/ Lady in Waiting – Liberty Potter
Soldier/ Lady in Waiting - Chloe Scott
Doctor - Caleb Wilson