Thorneloe Theatre presents MACBETH
March 16 @ 7:30 pm - March 24 @ 10:00 pm
On the day after the Ides of March, a play with much history of supernatural happenings opens at the Ernie Checkeris Theatre at Thorneloe University on the Laurentian University Campus. Thorneloe Theatre Arts and Cambrian College Theatre Arts Technical Production programs are proud to present a tale of blood and intrigue – William Shakespeare’s MACBETH. This is a story of betrayal, deception and death, and is one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays. MACBETH begins with Scotland in ruins after a devastating war with the Norwegians (read Vikings) and follows the rise of the Scottish noble, Macbeth, who murders King Duncan and seizes the throne after being told by three witches that he will become king. He has his best friend, Banquo, assassinated because Banquo’s family will raise a line of kings and Macbeth’s family won’t. Macbeth’s wife assists and goads him in his rise to power. He is finally brought down by Macduff, another Scottish noble whose family he has slaughtered. The Thorneloe/Cambrian production takes place in the near future where the world has been devastated by war and is set in a bombed out theatre which may look slightly familiar, as one Stratford resident said on seeing the set. This production is the final time Dr. Ian Maclennan will be directing at Thorneloe, as he finishes teaching at the end of this semester. He leaves at the beginning of April to direct a show in Manila, The Philippines.