Macbeth: Shakespeare Orange County
Date: August 23, 2013
THE TRAGEDIE OF MACBETH
12762 Main Street Garden Grove, CA 92840
John Walcutt, Evelyn Carol Case, Mike Peebler and Carl Reggiardo
Designed by Katie Wilson, Bill and Jennifer Georges and Eric Barker
Directed by Thomas F. Bradac
PreShow on the Green 7:30p, Bagpiper 7:45p
Widely acknowledged as one of William Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies, MACBETH is a story of murder corruption and deceit. The tale of Macbeth is also one of pure evil— and the pursuit of power as potent today as it was in ancient Scotland. Macbeth depicts the struggle between honor and ambition, good and evil as the witches tempt Macbeth with ultimate power and the cunning Lady Macbeth prods him to murder. In time paranoia evolves and Macbeth discovers that power achieved by bloodshed can only be maintained by more bloodshed. The production will run August 15-31. Thomas F. Bradac will direct.
Both John Walcutt and Evelyn Carol Case return to the Festival Amphitheatre in the roles of Macbeth and his lady after performing in last season’s production of RICHARD III. Walcutt is a seasoned actor whose theatre credits include the title role in RICHARD III, and Cassius in JULIUS CAESAR with SOC, as well as work with SCR, the Mark Taper Forum, La Jolla Playhouse, the Old Globe, and the Folger Theatre Company, among others. He has guest-starred in nearly 200 television shows and has appeared in numerous films. Credits include TITANIC, SEA BISCUIT, GREY’S ANATOMY, GHOST WHISPERER, JAG, and MAD MEN. Evelyn Carol Case has appeared with SOC as Elizabeth in RICHARD III, Gertrude in HAMLET, Goneril in KING LEAR, Beatrice in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Venus in VENUS AND ADONIS, and many other roles. She has performed extensively throughout the United States, and has appeared at the Laguna Playhouse, Shakespeare Orange County, Theatre on the Green, American Stage Company, Pennsylvania Stage Company, and Arkansas Repertory Theatre, among others.
Season tickets may currently be purchased online at the Shakespeare Orange County website: www.shakespeareoc.org or by calling 714-744-7016. The Festival Amphitheater is located in Euclid Park -- 12762 Main St., Garden Grove, CA. 92840. Performances for all SOC productions begin at 8:15 p.m. A special green show will be presented nightly at 7:30 p.m. Picnic areas are available. For more information, call (714)-744-7016.
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