|Date: November 5, 1999
Contact: Performing Arts
Phone: (207) 872-3388
Macbeth On Stage at Colby
William Shakespeares Macbeth, will be performed at Colby College on Friday and Saturday, November 19 and 20, and Friday and Saturday, December 3 and 4. Macbeth is part of the 1999-2000 Performing Arts at Colby season and will be staged in Strider Theater at 8 p.m. nightly. General admission is $3; students and seniors are $2. For ticket information call the box office at 872-3358 between 4-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday of performance week or 872-3388 between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets may be reserved online at www.colby.edu/perf.arts.
This is the eighth time Richard Sewell has directed the Shakespeare tragedy. Sewell, who first played the lead role at 18, is an adjunct associate professor of performing arts and founder of the Theater at Monmouth. He described Macbeth as Shakespeares brief, ferocious, candle-lit vision of nightmare ambition.
Sewell directs a cast of 16 actors who fill the plays 30 roles. Todd Miner 01 of Westwood, Mass., will play Macbeth and Michael Eller 00 of Cincinnati, Ohio, will play his nemesis, Macduff. Stacy Erickson 01 of Edmonds, Wash., will play Lady Macbeth. Recent Waterville High School graduate Parish Manson and middle school students Nate and Zeb Ashton also will perform.
The production will be entered in The American College Theater Festival. James Thurston, John Ervin and Lisa Caldwell of the performing arts department and Steven Nuss of the music department are assisting in its production. Visiting artist Pamela Scofield is the costume designer and professional fight director Richard Hedderman of Boston directs the swordplay.