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Curtain up for Theatre TJC season-opener 'Macbeth'

Something wicked this way comes.

William Shakespeare’s "Macbeth" is Theatre TJC’s first production of the 2011-12 season. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 12-15, with 2 p.m. matinees Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15 and 16.

The show is under the direction of Rebecca Faulds.

All seats are $5. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and the box office is located in the lobby of Wise Cultural Arts on the TJC main campus.

For reservations or more information, call the box office at 903-510-2212.

"Macbeth" is the last – and shortest – of Shakespeare's four great tragedies. Without a major subplot, it is considered by many scholars to be Shakespeare's darkest work, about Macbeth's bloody rise to power, including the murder of the Scottish king Duncan, and the guilt-ridden pathology of evil deeds generating still more evil deeds. As an integral part of this thematic web is the play's most memorable character, Lady Macbeth. Like her husband, Lady Macbeth's ambition for power leads her into an unnatural, phantasmagoric realm of witchcraft, insomnia and madness.

Cast members and their hometowns include: Duncan, Dr. David Crawford of Tyler;
Macbeth, Corey Finzel of Fort Worth; Banquo, Travis Fant of Ferris; Macduff, Vinny Cottingham of Bullard; Lennox, Lloyd Johnson of Jacksonville; Angus, Michael Morse of Tyler; Fleance, Aaron D’Eramo of Tyler; Malcolm, Douglas Lake of Bullard; Ross, Braden Socia of Tyler; Seyton/Muderer 3, T.J. Rankin of Whitehouse; Donalbain, Trevor Commons of Ferris; Murderer 1, Austin Williams of Jacksonville; Murderer 2, Logan Strong of Jacksonville; Doctor, David Rohde of Tyler; Siward, Daniel Hinkle of Tatum; Young Siward, Dillon Dudley of Tyler; Apparition1, David Rohde of Tyler; Messenger/Servant, LaMichael Harkey of Pittsburg; Servant, Randy Pyles ofFairfield; Macduff’s Son, Auggie D’Eramo of Tyler; Lady Macbeth, Samantha Fields of Chapel Hill; Lady Macduff, Katherine Weekley of Whitehouse; Witch 1, Laura D’Eramo of Tyler; Witch 2, Ashley McClelland of Tyler; Witch 3, Sylvia D’Eramo of Tyler; Gentlewoman, Claire Watson of Wills Point; Apparition 2/Fighter, Katie Jones of Tyler; Apparition 3/Fighter, Kayla Belk of Winona; Fighter, Megan Hartgraves of Hawkins; Macduff’s Daughter/Fighter, Rebecca Carney of Tyler; and Macduff’s Servant/Fighter, Stephanie Spencer of Palestine.

Elise Mullinix










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