Photo Flash: First Look at A Noise Within's MACBETH
A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, continues its 2013-14 season with Macbeth by Shakespeare, to open on Saturday, March 15 and run through Sunday, May 11, 2014. Directed by Tony Award nominee Larry Carpenter, this marks the first time in eleven years that the company has presented The Bard's timeless dark tragedy), which portrays the violent ambition of Macbeth and his wife, whose ascension to the Scottish throne through bloody means, ultimately causes their own demise. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action!
Considered one of Shakespeare's darkest and most powerful tragedies, the play dramatizes the corrosive psychological and political effects that result when evil is chosen as a means of appropriating political and personal power. Written between 1603 and 1607, Macbeth tells the story of a brave Scottish general who hears witches prophesy that one day he will become King. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and seizes the throne. Wracked with guilt and paranoia, he soon becomes a tyrannical ruler as he commits ever more murders to protect himself and his reign. The bloodbath and consequent civil war that ensue swiftly sweep Macbeth and Lady Macbeth into a chasm of arrogance, madness, and death.
The cast features Elijah Alexander* and Jules Willcox* as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Alexander, best known for his role in the film Mr. and Mrs. Smith, brings extensive Shakespearean background that includes performances at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Utah Shakespeare Festival and California Shakespeare Festival. This is the second time he has portrayed Macbeth. Jules Willcox was seen in last fall's Pericles as Marina at A Noise Within and can be seen in the new CBS series Friends with Better Lives and the 2012 independent film Deadline.
Other members of the cast: Thom Rivera*, Jeremy Rabb* and Amin El Gamal as celebrants, Leith Burke* as Banquo, Matt Orduna* as King Duncan, David DeSantos as MacDuff, Katie Pelensky as Lady Macduff/Donalbain, Feodor Chin* as Malcolm, Theo Taplitz as Macduff Son, Mitchell McCollum as Lennox, Abubakr Ali as Ross, Lawrence Fernandez as Angus. * Denotes member of Actors' Equity
Single ticket prices for Macbeth start at $34. Contact the A Noise Within box office in person, via phone at 626-356-3100, or online at www.ANoiseWithin.org for updated pricing and seat availability.
Photo Credit: Craig Schwartz
Elijah Alexander (Macbeth)
Elijah Alexander (Macbeth) and Jules Willcox (Lady Macbeth)