Upcoming Young Rep Play
Opens April 16
Stage Direction by Nathan Cummings
“By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes“
Shakespeare’s most exciting play retold in a modern setting. This all-female modern adaptation by Erica Schmidt is sure to provoke and excite.
On an autumn afternoon, in an empty lot outside the city, seven teenage schoolgirls meet up, drop their backpacks, and hurl headlong into the unchecked passions of Shakespeare’s darkest play. They have created a Macbeth club and using Shakespeare’s original text transcend their school uniforms to conjure kings, warriors, and witches. As Shakespeare’s bloody tale seeps into their reality the line between real life and blood fantasy quickly blurs. Through prophecies and smartphones, unexpected realities emerge from Shakespeare’s dark nightmare of ambition gone awry. These young women discover what’s done cannot be undone.
This adaptation is specifically written for 7 performers and an all-female cast; depending on the audition turn out we may have multiple all-female casts.
Barring a miracle this production most likely will be filmed and available to our audiences through a streaming platform so all your friends and family will be able to purchase ticket online and watch the show from home.
How will rehearsals work?
One of the reasons this adaptation was chosen was its relatively small cast size and we have developed a plan to rehearse and film our show in safe, small and stable cohorts. We will be practicing the health and safety protocols that we developed and used this summer as well as during our last show “The Cinnabar Spectacular” which include daily wellness checks before sessions and to hold rehearsals outside as much as possible.
Please look below for details about the show and rehearsals.
Auditions: Saturday, December 12, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Rehearsals: January 5 – March 11
Days and times TBD
(see FAQ for more details)
Filming: March 13
Streaming Date: April 16
The health and safety of our students and teachers is our number one priority. We have created detailed COVID-19 Mitigation Measures which includes daily wellness checks before the start of rehearsal as well as detailed cleaning and disinfecting protocol. Students will be outside as much as possible; we are fortunate to have a lot of space and beautiful gardens in which to play. PLEASE BE SURE TO READ OUR MITIGATION MEASURES and be prepared to agree to our safety terms before enrolling.
If you have any questions at any time, please email Nathan at his new address: email@example.com