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Keene to bring 'Macbeth' to the stage

Students to perform the medieval tragedy for community

Alex Dumas, Sadie Holbrook, and Jordan Swiridowsky, rehearse for their parts of the three witches in Macbeth.

Alex Dumas, Sadie Holbrook, and Jordan Swiridowsky, rehearse for their parts of the three witches in Macbeth. Photo by Katherine Clark.

— “A production of this magnitude requires a big cast and with a small school we’ve risen to the challenge to fill all spots in house,” Hurlburt said.

To set the scene not just for the script but the scene in which Shakespeare wrote the play to be performed, Hurlburt said audience members should expect to experience the actors working with the shadows and the sort of lighting to be found in a Shakespeare play acted out on the 1600’s.

“You wouldn’t have seen florescent lighting on a Shakespeare play, so we have taken the time to perfect the lighting to give us the effect we want,” Hurlburt said.

The stage will also be very “organic,” with props made from driftwood and metal found in the woods in Keene.

“We wanted a very organic and minimalistic feel to everything and we have been able to find great pieces to work with,” Hurlburt said.

The play will open Friday March 30 at the Keene Central School auditorium at 7 p.m. an encore performance will also be held Saturday, March 31, at 7 p.m.

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