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Meet the MACBETH cast: Lark Bodnar as Malcolm

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 through October 29th.

Making a valorous return to HCT is Lark Bodnar as Malcolm.

Originally hailing from Simi Valley, California—seen in such notable films as Poltergeist and The Big Lebowski—Bodnar has now been living in the Hickory area for over 14 years. They received a B.A. in Biological Sciences from NC State University, where they were also the recipient of a Pack Promise Scholarship. Currently taking time off from their studies, Bodnar has been working as an Events Coordinator for Hickory Ballet & Performing Arts (HBPA), as well as an educator for the Catawba Science Center.

Bodnar’s previous involvement at Hickory Community Theatre—a building in which they are “always discovering new parts”–was as the Assistant Director for HBPA’s production of THE LITTLE MERMAID. Other acting credits include Jenna in BE MORE CHILL (NRACT) and Silly Girl in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (The Green Room Community Theatre).

Bodnar is thrilled to be performing in HCT’s gory take on the Shakespeare canon. “It’s a classic, and I was really excited to try something in the horror genre.” As for the character of Malcom, Bodnar is especially drawn to its “great arc, from boy prince to king.”

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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