An all-consuming pursuit of power leads to betrayal, murder and madness in William Shakespeare's classic tragedy MACBETH, on stage at Hickory Community Theatre through October 29th.
Come, you spirits, and tend on the show-stopping return of Christy Rhianna Branch as Lady Macbeth.
Branch has, in her own words, “been haunting the halls of HCT for over a decade” as both a performer and a costume designer. She appeared in last season’s world premiere of BY THE BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL SEA–winner of the Pamela Livingstone Outstanding Ensemble Award at this year’s Kay Awards. Other recent HCT acting credits include THE WEIR and THE REVOLUTIONISTS, both of which garnered her Kay Awards. She received the Outstanding Character Actress Award for her portrayal of Charlotte Corday in THE REVOLUTIONISTS and the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Female role for playing Valerie in THE WEIR.
Branch is grateful for the opportunity to delve into the mind–and madness–of one of theatre’s most enduring and enigmatic characters, and looks forward to her next turn upon the “wicked stage.”
Performances of MACBETH are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 27th-29th at 7:30 PM; Tickets are $16 for adults, $10 for youth and students.
Tickets are available online at hickorytheatre.org, 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)