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Piedmont College production twists tale of 'Macbeth'
Actors add modern-day spin to Shakespeare's tragedy in Demorest
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Keirra Swallows, from left, Brittany Sharer and Monique Leapheart play the ‘Weird Sisters’ in William Shakespeare’s tragedy “Macbeth.” The play runs Feb. 12-15 at Piedmont College in Demorest.

'Macbeth'

When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12-14 and 2 p.m. Feb. 15

Where: Swanson Center, Piedmont College, 365 College Drive, Demorest

Cost: $10 adults, $5 seniors and $2 students; Piedmont College faculty, staff and students free.

More info: www.piedmont.edu/fa or 706-778-8500 ext.1355.

 

 “Something wicked this way comes” to the Swanson Center Mainstage as Piedmont College Theatre presents a new telling of William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.”

Directed by John F. Spiegel, Piedmont’s “Macbeth” is a modern twist on an old classic. While Shakespeare’s Macbeth set out to conquer Scotland, but this Macbeth has a new mission. Set in a modern-day war zone with Russia moving to seize the Ukraine, this production glimpses into the real-world struggles of today with realistic fights and the horrors of war.

Determined to become king, the great Lord Macbeth is persuaded by his wife to kill one of his best friends who stands in his way to the throne. Once named king, paranoia sets in and starts to drive Macbeth and his wife mad. With a prophecy brewing that threatens everything Macbeth has worked for, he grows fearful of those around him, as another heir tries to seize the throne.

Performance of “Macbeth” will be 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12-14 and 2 p.m. Feb. 15 in the Swanson Center at 365 College Drive, Demorest.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and $2 for students. Piedmont College faculty, staff, and students are admitted free. Tickets can be purchased online at www.piedmont.edu/fa by clicking on PC Theatre Schedule, or by calling 706-778-8500 ext.1355.

This production will contain graphic violence, and PCT suggests no one younger than 13 years old attend.