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Meet the MACBETH cast: Madison Cole as Macduff

Something wickedly entertaining is happening at the Hickory Community Theatre, as William Shakespeare's iconic tragedy MACBETH plays on stage through October 29th.

Making a fiercely unforgettable HCT debut as Macduff is Madison Cole.

A resident of Morganton, Cole received an Associates Degree in Fine Arts-Theatre from Western Piedmont Community College. She is currently working as a Beauty Advisor at Sally Beauty in Morganton, and is especially interested in Special Effects Makeup for theatre and film.

Though this is Cole’s Hickory Community Theatre debut, she has been very active in other area productions. They include ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST at Foothills Community Theatre, CINDERELLA and THE WIZARD OF OZ at CoMMA, THE LITTLE MERMAID and SHREK THE MUSICAL at BCPS Theatre Company, as well as ELF THE MUSICAL, FROM THIS DAY FORWARD and THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW at Old Colony Players.

“I wanted to branch out to other theatre groups,” Cole says of her decision to join MACBETH. And though she readily admits that she finds her role “very serious and intimidating,” she is grateful for the professionalism of the show in what is hopefully the first of many appearances at HCT.

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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