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Meet the MACBETH cast: Hunter Curtis as Banquo

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.

Making a spectral, blood-soaked return to the HCT stage is Hunter Curtis as Banquo.

A lifelong resident of Lenoir, Curtis is a multi-hyphenated theatre talent (actor-director-fight choreographer) who enjoys gaming and playing guitar/bass guitar in the rare spare times they're not involved in a show.

Curtis previously appeared on stage at Hickory Community Theatre as Jack in BY THE BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL SEA, and Jaxton in THE THANKSGIVING PLAY. Other area acting credits include 9 TO 5 at The Green Room Community Theatre, as well as FROM THIS DAY FORWARD and THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Old Colony Players (OCP). They also directed OCP’s recent production of CYRANO DE BERGERAC.

“I love Shakespeare,” gushes Curtis, “and try to jump on it at every chance.” Curtis is also a big fan of HCT’s playing spaces, with a personal affinity for the Firemen’s Kitchen.

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, 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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