Theatre News & Show Information

The Acting Company in Residence at SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Theatre

March 24, 2015

7:30 pm, Hartman Theatre

http://theactingcompany.org/

Tickets will be on sale at the beginning of the semester at tickets.plattsburgh.edu.

$3 SUNY Plattsburgh Students, $13 Faculty/Staff, $15 General.

Buy online-save time in line the night of the show!

In the 2014/15 season, The Acting Company will present Shakespeare’s Macbeth. This sleek, accessible and characteristically bloody Macbeth will thrill, startle and satisfy students and adults alike — the perfect presentation for both first timers as well as Shakespeare buffs. One of his darkest and most powerful tragedies, Shakespeare dramatizes the psychological and political impact of when evil is chosen to satisfy the ambition for power.

After a trio of witches prophesize that he will become King of Scotland, Macbeth’s ambition, spurred to action by his wife, leads to his murdering King Duncan and ruling tyrannically through an era of bloodbaths and a civil war. Arrogance, paranoia, guilt, madness and death consume Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy.

Macbeth reflects on his actions in some of the most sublime soliloquies in the Shakespearean canon as he rushes headlong towards his demise. This is a poisonous world where, as the witches intone at the very start, “fair is foul and foul is fair,” where values are reversed and nothing is what it seems to be. From the prophecies of the Weird Sisters to the silent appearance of Banquo’s ghost, the supernatural plays a central role in this historically-based tragedy. But so does psychology and Shakespeare focuses a laser like intensity on the disintegrating mental state of the murderous king. With almost no diversionary subplots, Macbeth is thrillingly direct in its stark demonstration of the corrupting power of evil.

Appearing in photos: Chad Hoeppner, Heather Raffo, Michele Tauber, Mia Barron, April Yvette Thompson. Photos by Richard Termine and Ken Howard

 

Upcoming Main Stage Productions

The Acting Company in Residence:

“Macbeth”

By William Shakespeare
March 24, 2014
7:30 p.m

Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building
General $15
Faculty/Staff $13
SUNY Plattsburgh Students $3
Tickets will be on sale at the beginning of the semester at tickets.plattsburgh.edu

Buy your tickets online and save time in line!

“Milk Like Sugar”

A play by Kirsten Greenidge
Directed by Shawna Mefferd Carroll
March 5–8, 2015
Thur.–Sat., 7:30 p.m.
Sun., 2 p.m.

Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building
Thursday: Buy 1 get 1 free (at the door only)
General $11
Faculty/Staff/Seniors/Non-SUNY Plattsburgh Students $9
SUNY Plattsburgh Students $3

“The Bamboo Princess”

Adapted by Milbre Burch
Directed by Erika Guay
April 30 – May 3, 2015
Thur.–Sat., 7:30 p.m.
Sun., 2 p.m.

Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building
Thursday: Buy 1 get 1 free (at the door only)
General $11
Faculty/Staff/Seniors/Non-SUNY Plattsburgh Students $9
SUNY Plattsburgh Students $3

Cash, Check, Cardinal Cash, Visa, MC, or Discover accepted.
No refunds or exchanges.
Hartman Theatre Box Office opens one hour before the show. Tickets will be available on-line and in advance at the Angell College Center.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about the theatre program at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact

W. Kim Hartshorn, Chairperson
Office: Myers Fine Arts 124B
Phone: (518) 564-2478
Email: hartshwk@plattsburgh.edu