An original 'Macbeth' comes through the Cameron Theatre Department
The Cameron University Theatre Department continued its "A Year of Classics!" season with an original and emotionally stirring version of William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" Thursday under the direction of Diedre Onishi.
Complete with singing, sword fighting, dancing and deceit, the 21-actor cast accurately depicted a 400-year old tale of an overly ambitious and easily influenced Scottish general.
A three-story unit set represented castles, forests and battlefields at different times within the play and provided an authentic Shakespearean feel for the viewer. Detailed lighting helped to portray time of day or a mood change.
During the opening scene, three witches burst through sliding doors on level one of the set, speaking and drifting mysteriously through a heavy fog while lightning strikes. They briefly discuss plans to confront the vigorous Macbeth before they disappear into the darkness.
Though the grungy witches six, in total have extremely small speaking roles in the play, their characters are most fun. Alluring body language and quirky mannerisms allows each personality to shine through on stage.