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 deadly debut in this production as Second Murderer is Maddie Wyatt.
Wyatt, who grew up in "inky shadows" of Thomasville, NC, currently resides in Morganton along with a rescue kitten named Petal. Wyatt has already earned a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina, and is now working on a Master's Degree in Social Work.
When not working at the Department of Social Services, Wyatt leans into Muriel Rukeyser's maxim that "the world is made of stories, not atoms." She enjoys observing and learning about people, as well as pondering the eternal mysteries of candy corn.
While it's been a spell since Wyatt last performed in a play—a middle school production of OLIVIA TWIST—she is fascinated by the opportunity to bring such a unsettling and evil character to life in MACBETH.
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)