By Julia Fischer
The Tragedy of Macbeth is no Shakespearean comedy. Even if you have not read the play and are not privy to its dreadful ending, it would be clear that Macbeth is quite the tragedy by merely walking into the school’s auditorium. Haunting lamp lights greeted us at the door, and the screen onstage cast a reddish glow throughout the room. Once the lights dimmed and the play began, it was evident that Sock n’ Buskin would allow no member of the audience to miss the fact that Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies.
In fact, the performers didn’t let us forget it either. Each scene brought the audience further and further into the story of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, played by Reno Thiart and Kiera Fitzpatrick, respectively. And just when you thought things would die down before intermission, Maddie Hayes (playing Fleance) let out a bone-chilling scream that left the audience wondering what would await them once they returned to their seats for the second segment of the play.
Each of the actors gave a brilliant performance, transforming from high school students into medieval characters. Their costumes made the play all the more realistic; not to mention, their cauldron actually seemed to boil and bubble. At the same time, the members of Sock n’ Buskin enjoyed putting on the production of Macbeth.
Senior, Reno Thiart (otherwise known as Macbeth) said, “It was a great experience, and I really loved doing Macbeth because it is one of my favorite Shakespearean plays.”
It is evident that Sock n’ Buskin put a great deal of effort into their production of The Tragedy of Macbeth, for it was a stellar performance over the three nights it was showing at CR North. Congratulations to Sock n’ Buskin for a job well done, and we look forward to your next production.