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 from October 14th through 29th.
Returning to the HCT stage as doomed domestic servant Seyton is Mollie Johns.
Johns is a Maiden resident and middle school honor roll student. She is a member of her school's Drama, Robotics, and Jr. Beta clubs. In addition to acting and academics, Johns enjoys reading and is currently taking online French language lessons. C'est bon!
Johns previously appeared at Hickory Community Theatre as Shakedown Louis in last season's BUGSY MALONE. Other area credits include The Witch in HANSEL AND GRETEL and Tweedle Dee in ALICE IN WONDERLAND, both at The Green Room Community Theatre.
As one of three Johns kin performing in MACBETH, the production connects her devotion to family and community with her adoration of The Bard. "I love Shakespeare and I auditioned with my family, which is special".
Performances of MACBETH are Fridays and Saturdays, October 14th through 29th at 7:30 PM; Sundays, October 16th & 23rd at 2:30 PM; and, Thursday, October 27th 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)