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Meet the MACBETH cast: Carver Johns as Duncan & Doctor

William Shakespeare's timeless tragedy of bloody ambition gets a bewitching Victorian twist in Hickory Community Theatre's production of MACBETH, on stage in the Jeffers Theatre from October 14th through 29th.

Showing off a flare for the majestic and the medicinal in his Hickory Community Theatre debut is Carver Johns as Duncan and Doctor.

Carver is a retired lighting and sound technician who helped supervise operations at such venues as the NASCAR Hall of Fame and Spectrum Center in Charlotte. A "Best Actor" Charlotte Theatre Award recipient, Johns has directed and performed with Inner Voices and Off-Tryon theatre companies on such productions as SPEED THE PLOW, DRINKING IN AMERICA, AMERICAN BUFFALO, LONE STAR, FOOL FOR LOVE, GRACELAND, and THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW.

Johns is delighted to be performing alongside his two daughters in this production. He admires the work of Artistic Director Eric Seale and the creative atmosphere at Hickory Community Theatre.

Performances of MACBETH are Fridays and Saturdays, October 14th through 29th at 7:30 PM; Sundays, October 16th & 23rd at 2:30 PM; and, Thursday, October 27th at 7:30 PM. 

Tickets are $16 for adults, $10 for youth and students.

Tickets are available online at, or by phone at 828-328-2283. The theatre box office is open from 12-5 PM Wednesday through Friday, or one half-hour before a performance.

Due to the continued risk of COVID-19 in Catawba County, and in accordance with the latest guidance from the CDC, the Hickory Community Theatre encourages patrons to wear a mask or other face covering while inside the building.

MACBETH is rated PG for scenes of violence, murder and gore that may be upsetting to audience members. Please note that theatrical firearms and strobing light effects will be used during the performance.

MACBETH is produced in association with Rob and Erin Hooks. The Hickory Community Theatre’s 74th season is sponsored by Paramount Automotive, SunBelt Xpress and Frye Regional Medical Center. HCT is a funded affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County.

(Photo: Eric Seale)

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