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.
From Pirate Queen to Goddess of Magic, Kay Award winner Lucy Weaver once again rules the HCT stage as Hecate.
A homegrown Hickory resident, Weaver's ties to theatre trace back to her grandparents' support for HCT's predecessor, The Hickory Little Theater. Weaver's HCT stage debut came while in middle school—as Dizzy in THE JUNGLE BOOK KIDS—and was followed by such roles as Rabbit in WINNIE THE POOH, and Violet Beauregard in WILLY WONKA JR.
Weaver studied Vocal Performance and Music Therapy at UNC Asheville, where she also appeared as Little Red Riding Hood in a production of INTO THE WOODS. Returning to Hickory during the pandemic, she appeared as Snow White in HCT's virtual production of DISENCHANTED, and then as an Ensemble member in on-stage productions of EVITA and SOMETHING ROTTEN. Weaver was next cast as Grace O'Malley in THE PIRATE QUEEN, for which she received a Kay Award for Outstanding Leading Female.
“My favorite thing about HCT are the opportunities," says Weaver, who is grateful for the many skills she has learned through her performances and her work as a volunteer.
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)