CSC Stage2 For Young Audiences Presents SHAKESPEARE'S MACBETH Directed By David R. Gammons

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Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's Stage2 Series for Young Audiences presents Shakespeare's Macbeth for students from 23 local schools at six Student Matinees and one Public Performance, from May 24-June 1 at the Carling-Sorenson Center at Babson College, 19 Babson College Drive, Wellesley, MA. Stage2 Performances are presented with support from BabsonARTS.

Ticket prices: $8 per person (student or chaperone) for AM performances;

$20 adult; Babson faculty/staff and non-Babson students $15 student for 7:00PM performance

Grade recommendation: 9-12

For more information visit www.commshakes.org or call 781.239.5660

Set in the indulgent world of 1980s Wall Street, Macbeth dramatizes the damaging effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake. Supernatural influences stir in the land, spurring Macbeth and his wife to climb a violent ladder to power. Ambition, fear and guilt collide as they struggle to maintain their grasp and dire consequences for their bloody deeds loom ever closer.

Directed by David R. Gammons, the cast includes (in alphabetical order) Claire Alexander (Witch/Murderer), Ross Barron (Ross), Tyshon Boone (Malcolm), Marge Buckley (Witch/Murderer), Bailie deLacy (Lady MacDuff/Gentlewoman), Kody Grasset (Lenox), Michael Mansour (Fleance, Young Macduff), Stephanie Resnick (Lady Macbeth), Billy Saunders, Jr. (Macbeth), Felix Teich (Donalbain/Doctor), Michael Underhill (Macduff/Duncan), Susannah Wilson (Banquo/Seyton), and Jayne Ye (Witch/Murderer).

Co-Set Design is by David R. Gammons and Jeff Adelberg, Costume Design by Miranda Giurleo, Lighting Design by Jeff Adelberg, and Sound Design by Nathan Leigh. Fight Choreography by Christopher Webb.

Following each student matinee of Macbeth there will be a short post-show discussion in the theater with members of the cast and led by a representative of the show's artistic team. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions of the actors and learn about their process in preparing the show. We'll also discuss themes from the play, encouraging feedback and reactions about the work from the audience, tying this discussion into their own lives. These talkbacks are offered free of charge directly following each student matinee and are optional for all attendees.

CSC's Stage2 productions are primarily presented for school groups and will be seen by over two thousand middle school students from over twenty schools in cities and towns that include Boston, Natick, Wellesley, Belmont, Hudson, Grafton, Leominster, Mansfield, Melrose, Newton, Framingham, Wilmington, Middleboro and Lawrence.

In addition to the Stage2 performances, CSC is also partnering with a local school for an extended in-school residency. Actors from Macbeth will be visiting with Boston Collegiate Charter School in Dorchester, MA for the third year in a row. Students are working to prepare their own monologues and scenes from the play. The residency will culminate with students attending the CSC2's performance of Macbeth at Babson College and performing some of their monologues before the show. In addition, CSC will be welcoming Lawrence High School to the June 1st performance and providing a supplemental workshop led by Babson College faculty and actors from Macbeth.



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