Something wickedly entertaining is coming to Hickory Community Theatre, as William Shakespeare's iconic tragedy MACBETH plays on stage through October 29th.
Returning to the HCT stage as Lennox, the Scottish thane who kicks butt and takes names, is Sierra Doyle-Rios.
Originally from American Canyon, California ("Gateway to the Napa Valley"), Doyle-Rios has lived in the Hickory area for over 20 years, where she currently works as a seamstress for King Hickory Furniture.
Doyle-Rios has shown off her theatrical versatility in numerous recent roles at Hickory Community Theatre. She was as an Ensemble member in THE PIRATE QUEEN, HAIR and SOMETHING ROTTEN, as well as starring as Shelly in THE JUNGLE FUN ROOM. Other area credits include Ensemble in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Old Colony Players, Aquata in THE LITTLE MERMAID at The Green Room Community Theatre, and Sister Mary Catherine in DRINKING HABITS at Foothills Performing Arts (for which she won a "Best Character Actress" Willy Award).
Doyle-Rios appreciates the friendships she has made in her time at Hickory Community Theatre. Though she describes herself as "the most boring person I know," Doyle-Rios' impressively combative turns in THE PIRATE QUEEN and now MACBETH mean she can include stage combat to her other personal hobbies, such as knitting and gardening.
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)