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Something Wicked This Way Comes: Carleton Presents Shakespeare's Macbeth

May 6, 2013

Macbeth—considered one of Shakespeare's shortest, darkest, most psychological, and most popular tragedies—will be presented nightly at 7:30 p.m. on May 9, 10, and 11 in the Weitz Center for Creativity Theater. Produced in collaboration with the Department of Theater and Dance, this special production of Macbeth will be directed by Cinema and Media Studies major Daisuke Kawachi '13 (Pound Ridge, NY) and features Theater Arts/English major Emily Atlschul '13 (Encino, Calif.) and Theater Arts major Chris Densmore '13 (Williamstown, Mass.) as the tragic Scottish couple. This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended and can be made online at

The play follows the honor-laden warrior of Scotland as he descends into villainy and mental anguish on account of his wife's urging and the personal and political ramifications of their actions.

This unique performance serves as the Senior Integrative Exercise (comprehensive, or "comps" presentation) project for seniors Kawachi, Altschul and Densmore. The production also features a stellar ensemble of some of Carleton's finest acting talent, including 

The Weird Sisters: Hannah Neville '14 (Burke, Va.), Kate Cieslowski '15 (Minneapolis), Laura Freymiller '15 (Culver, Ind.)
Duncan: Will Gray '14 (San Mateo, Calif.)
Malcolm: Simon Ginet '14 (Arlington, Mass.)
Donalbain: Stu Lourey '16 (Kerrick, Minn.)
Macduff: Dan Peck '13 (Olathe, Kan.)
Rosse: Josh Davids '15 (Seattle)
Lennox: Peter Alexander '16 (Ithaca, NY)
Macbeth: Chris Densmore
Banquo: Ben Stroup '14 (Pittsburgh)
Lady Macbeth: Emily Altschul
Fleance: Paul Wehling
Lady Macduff: Bethany McHugh '15 (Maplewood, NJ)

The Weitz Center for Creativity is located on Third and College Streets in Northfield. More more information, including disability accommodations, please call (507) 222-4531.