February 10-25, 2017
Macbeth - by William Shakespeare
Directed by David Churchill
Dark spirits swirl through this macabre and mysterious tragedy. Razor sharp storytelling, eerie projections and a heart-stopping soundscape take us on an immersive, break-neck journey through the blood-soaked world of Macbeth. Shakespeare’s thrilling drama is perhaps, alongside Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment, the greatest psychological investigation of the murderous guilty conscience in literature. The shortest of Shakespeare’s tragedies, it catapults its audience through Scottish battlefields; pestilent, witch infested bogs; a castle whirling with supernatural forces; and a succession of murders that lead to a final, climactic battle and an overthrow of power.
Seduced and coerced to murder their benevolent King by his Lady, Macbeth at once regrets their choice, and the couple descend into a sleepless world haunted by ghosts and embattled nerves, where the psyche, imprisoned by reverberating guilt, consumes its conscience, ultimately destroying itself.
Set in raw, brutal 11th Century Scotland, the production aims to honor the complexity of Shakespeare’s text, with its dualities of blunt male power/female stratagems, Christian/pagan themes, darkness/light, and falsehood/authenticity, all within the beauty and power of his poetry.
Returning to helm the tragedy, David Churchill, who directed and played Hamlet at WICA in 1998, will also portray the title role.
- Role of Macbeth is cast
- All other roles open: Minimum of 10 men and 10 women
OPEN AUDITIONS FOR WICA’s 2016-2017 THEATRE SERIES
Monday, August 8
Tuesday, August 9
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Callbacks: August 10 - 13
Please be prepared to perform two contrasting monologues (for example: classical and modern, or dramatic and comedic) OR a monologue and 16 bars of a song.
Call 360.221.8262 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a five-minute audition slot.