Something wickedly entertaining is coming to Hickory Community Theatre, as William Shakespeare's iconic tragedy MACBETH plays on stage October 14th through 29th.
Making her Hickory Community Theatre debut as Donalbain and Gentlewoman is Eden Johns.
A Senior at Hickory Career & Arts Magnet High School who already has her sights set on a degree in theatrical studies, Johns is also a member of the National Technical Honor Society and the Girl Scouts of America. Among her other interests are dancing (which she pursued competitively for six years), singing, swimming, basketball, and jewelry-making.
Johns' previous theatrical roles include Wendy in PETER PAN, Eurydice in LOUD STONE, Rainbow Fish in RAINBOW FISH, and Silly Girl in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. As for what drew her to audition for MACBETH, Johns says "I love Shakespeare and this is such a spooky show". With her sister and father also in the cast, putting the scare into MACBETH audiences will be a true family affair.
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 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)