Carmel, Calif. (KION-TV) – The New Canon Theater Company has raised the curtain for its inaugural production with the performance of Macbeth, which takes place at the Carmel Performing Arts Center on the campus of Carmel High School.
The Monterey-based company revisits this William Shakespeare classic with soundscapes and action focused on the performers as they descend into the corrupting madness that consumes the couple’s consequences of their murderous actions.
“What draws me to Macbeth, aside from the iconic language and powerful characters that have made it a true classic, is the topicality and timelessness of the central themes warning against unchecked political ambition and the corrupting nature absolute power,” said New Canon Founding Artististic. said director Justin Gordon. “Our intimate production, lit largely by candlelight, akin to the indoor theaters of Shakespeare’s day, opens up the text, examines its themes and holds up a mirror to our society to remind us that those who do not learn (of) history are doomed to repeat.”
Justin Gordon plays Macbeth while Volcano Jones plays Lady Macbeth. Managing Director and Founding Producer Justine Stock is thrilled to bring this classic piece locally.
“You will find this production to be a collaboration between the actors on stage, our director and, of course, the audience we invite, to suspend disbelief and continue the discovery of Shakespeare’s indelible language and actions,” Stock said. . “You don’t have to be a Shakespeare nerd to get into this production, you will.”
Performances begin Wednesday, August 3 at 7:30 p.m. There will be performances on August 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, August 6 will have a matinee performance at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
To purchase tickets, visit https://www.ticketsource.us/new-canon-theatre-co.