5/23/2005 - HCAC: "Macbeth" 6/10 - 6/26

Join Boz and the Bard Productions, Inc. this June as we present William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" at the Hackensack Cultural Arts Center.

Macbeth (played by Garland Lafferty) desires to be king of Scotland.   His ambition is overshadowed only by the powerful force of his wife's readiness to see him crowned.   Lady Macbeth (played by Karen Asconi, most recently seen on Boz and the Bard's stage as Lizzie Borden), is devoted to the success of her husband and the realization of her own dreams of power and greatness.
 
But, it is Macbeth's encounter in the forest with another powerful force that actually sets the story in motion.  On his return from a triumphant battle against a traitorous enemy, the victorious Macbeth happens upon a trio of women, "that look not like th' inhabitants o' th' earth, and yet are on 't...."  Are they creatures of the underworld, or servants of a benevolent mother nature seeking always to right the world when "...fair is foul and foul is fair"?  When these three sirens (Margie Druss Fodor, Dara Rosenberg and Liz Sheber) proclaim Macbeth as "King thou shalt be," are they merely toying with a man by using the irresistible allure of power? Or are they privy to the inner cravings of Macbeth and his Lady?  Do they seek to torment those so easily drawn into treachery and evil, or do they work to punish selfish ambition that will certainly unbalance a harmonious nature?  Such ambiguities are astutely explored in this ambitious production of one of The Bard's most popular tragedies.
 
The excellent cast also features Matthew Archibald as Malcolm, Brian Armstrong as Ross, Isaac Cruz as Seyton, Michael Finnerty as Macduff, Joseph Kiely as Fleance, John Kiely as Banquo, Matt LaSpata as Lenox, Jason Lewis as The Porter, John Maher as Duncan, and Peter Martin as Donalbain.
 
"Macbeth" will be performed at the Hackensack Cultural Arts Center at 39 Broadway in Hackensack, NJ on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 7:00 PM from June 10th through the 26th, 2005.
 
Tickets are $15 ($12 for students and seniors) and are available by phone at 212-352-3101 or online via the Theatermania.com link at http://www.bozandthebard.com/MacbethHome.html
 
For more information, please visit our website at http://www.bozandthebard.com