After the murder, Macbeth encounters his wife.
Abigail Dickson as Maceth (left) and Kay Goodhart as Lady Macbeth
By William Shakespeare
Celebrated war heroes Macbeth and Banquo have just defeated the allied forces of Norway and Ireland. The pair are approached by three mysterious figures claiming that Macbeth shall be Thane of Cawdor and King of Scotland and that Banquo’s children shall be Kings. When the first of these seemingly impossible predictions turns out to be true, the seeds of temptation are planted in Macbeth. With fiddling ghosts, wild witches, and bloody battles, “Macbeth” is the story of a man, a woman, and their journey into madness. When supernatural temptations and blind ambition seize war hero Macbeth and his wife, their actions leave a tragic trail of destruction that raises questions about good, evil, and the nature of success.
The troupe’s third production features: Abigail Dickson, Kay Goodhart, Jamila Kern, Frances Garrett, Ezra Morrison, Claire Dickson, Lauren Curtis, Grace Curtis, Victoria Lorenz, Veronica Yeracaris, Siena Moraff, and Astrid Erickson
Tickets: $8 general, $5 student
April 11 and 12 at 7:30 pm, April 13 at 3:00 pm
Where: Arlington Center for the Arts, 41 Foster Street, Arlington MA
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve seats
Abigail Dickson, Kay Goodhart
The performance photos from the opening night of Hamlet:
Rhia Henderson as Ophelia (left), Victoria Leek as Laertes (right)
Frances Garett as Polonius (right)
Hamlet, being pulled back from the ghost.
Abigail Dickson as Hamlet
Siena Merlin Moraff as The Ghost
“O all you host of heaven! Remember thee!”
Jamila Kern as Horatio
(From left to right) Claire Dickson as Gertrude, Siena (Merlin) Moraff as Claudius
“Words. Words… Words!
Grace Curtis (right) as Rosencrantz
Rosencrantz and Lauren Curtis (right) as Guildenstern
“Have you a daughter?”
“To be, or not to be…”
“Lady, shall I lie in your lap?”
Victoria Leek (left) as the Player Queen and Grace Curtis (right) as the Player King
“All may be well.”
“Where is thy blush?”
“O Hamlet, speak no more!”
“Young men will do’t, if they come to’t; By cock, they are to blame.”
“Oh, this is the poison of deep grief”
“They cry ‘Choose we: Laertes shall be king”
“Where is this king? O thou vile king, Give me my father!”
“And will he not come again? And will he not come again?”
“No, no, he is dead: Go to thy death-bed”
“He never will come again.”
“There’s a letter for you, sir; it comes from the ambassador that was bound for England; if your name be Horatio, as I am let to know it is.”
(Right) Abigail Dickson as The Sailor
Kay Goodhart (right) and Claire Dickson (left) as the gravediggers
“but if the water come to him and drown him,”
“What is he that builds stronger than either the mason, the shipwright, or the carpenter?”
“Alas, poor Yorick!” (Oliver the skull, left, as Yorick)
“Thou pray’st not well. I prithee, take thy fingers from my throat; hold off thy hand.”
Ezra Morrison did the music for the production. Thanks Ezra!
“The drink, the drink! I am poison’d.”
“O villany! Ho! let the door be lock’d: Treachery! Seek it out.”
“Here, thou incestuous, murderous, damned Dane, Drink off this potion. Follow my mother.”
“The rest is silence.”
“Good night sweet prince: And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!”
This is a handpicked selection of our most epic fails and funniest moments at rehearsals for The Tempest (see performance pictures here). Good times.
Pictures from The Tempest. There’s also a bloopers video that you can see here.
Claire Dickson – she did our sound effects and music. Thanks Claire!
(Front) Victoria Leek as Ariel
Abigail Dickson as Prospero
“Cheerly, good hearts! Out of our way, I say.” Jamila Kern as the Boatswain
(From left to right) Boatswain, Frances Garrett as Sebastian, Isabel Gutierrez as Antonio, Siena Merlin Moraff as Gonzalo, Veronica Yeracaras as Alonso
“Yet again! What do you here?”
Prospero (left) and Astrid Erickson as Miranda (right)
“You have often begun to tell me what I am, but stopp’d and left me to a bootless inquisition, concluding ‘Stay: not yet.’”
“The hour’s now come;
The very minute bids thee ope thine hear;
Obey and be attentive.”
“Twelve year since, Miranda, twelve year since, thy father was the Duke of Milan and a prince of power.”
“Now my dear lady, hath mine enemies
Brought to this shore”
I don’t know what this is, but it’s a good expression.
“That’s my noble master! What shall I do? Say what; what shall I do?”
“This island’s mine, by Sycorax my mother,Which thou takest from me.” Ezra Morrison as Caliban
“You taught me language; and my profit on’t
Is, I know how to curse. The red plague rid you
For learning me your language!”
“it eats and sleeps and hath such senses
As we have, such.”
“Most sure, the goddessOn whom these airs attend!” Lauren Curtis as Ferdinand
“Thou shalt be free
As mountain winds: but then exactly do
All points of my command.”
“Beseech you, be merry”
“She receives comfort like cold porridge.”
“I prithee, spare.”
“Is not, sir, my doublet as fresh as the first day I wore it? I mean… in a sort.”
“Had I plantation of this isle, my lord-” “”And were the king on it, what would I do?”
“In the commonwealth, I would by contraries execute all things…” etc etc etc etc etc…
“You would lift the moon out of here sphere, if she would continue it in five weeks without changing!”
“What a strange drowsiness possesses them!”
“What might, worthy Sebastian? Oh, what might?”
And when I rear my hand, do you the like,
To fall it on Gonzalo.”
“Preserve the king!”
Caliban is under that blanket, by the way.
“What have we here?” Rhia Henderson as Trinculo
Now Trinculo is under the blanket too.
Jamila Kern as Stephano
“This is a scurvy tune too:”…
“Do not torment me! AAAHHHHH!!”
Stephano: “Out o’th’ moon, I do assure thee: I was the man i’th’ moon when time was. ” Caliban: Gasp!
Caliban thought bubble: Oh my god
Caliban thought bubble: This is the best thing
Caliban thought bubble: Ahhh
Stephano: Okay give it back now.
“I’ll show thee every fertile inch o’ th’ island;
And I will kiss thy foot: I prithee, be my god.”
“‘Ban, ‘Ban, Ca-caliban has a new master, got a new man!”
“pray, give me that;
I’ll carry it to the pile.”
“I am your wife, if you will marry me;”
Lauren Curtis as a “strange shape”
“You are three men of sin”
Victoria Leek as Iris
Iris (left) and Jamila Kern as Ceres (right)
Frances Garett as Juno
“Juno sings her blessings upon you.”
“These our actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits and
Are melted into air, into thin air”
“Put off that gown, Trinculo; by this hand, I’ll have that gown.”
“Go to, carry this.”
“Aye, and this.”
Hell hound monologue: RRR. (From left to right) Isabel Gutierrez, Siena Merlin Moraff, Frances Garett as the hell hounds
All hell breaks loose. Pun intended.
“I’ll break my staff,
Bury it certain fathoms in the earth,”
“And deeper than did ever plummet sound
I’ll drown my book.”
“Does now speak to thee, I embrace thy body;
And to thee and thy company I bid
A hearty welcome.”
“For you, most wicked sir, whom to call brother
Would even infect my mouth, I do forgive
Thy rankest fault, all of them, and require
My dukedom of thee, which perforce, I know
Thou must restore.”
“I will requite you with as good a thing;
At least bring forth a wonder, to content ye
As much as me my dukedom.”
How many goodly creatures are there here!
How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world,
That has such people in’t!”
“I prophesied, if a gallows were on land,
This fellow could not drown!”
“We were awaked’ straightway, at liberty;
Where we, in all her trim, freshly beheld
Our royal, good and gallant ship”
Trinculo and Stephano thought bubble: omg civilisation
Everybody else thought bubble: Oh we’re so glad to see you. Totally. Oh dear.
These next five pictures need to be turned into a GIF.
“Ay, that I will; and I’ll be wise hereafter
And seek for grace. What a thrice-double ass
Was I, to take this drunkard for a god and worship this dull fool!”
“I’ll deliver all;
And promise you calm seas, auspicious gales
And sail so expeditious that shall catch
Your royal fleet far off.”
“Let your indulgence set me free.”
And now for the bow…
The cast on the couch (we do a “couch photo” for each production) at the cast party.
Rehearsals for “Macbeth” are well underway! Yesterday we rehearsed Lady Macbeth’s sleepwalking scene (among other things).
Get ready for Youthquake Theater’s production of “Macbeth”!
April 11 and 12 at 7:30 pm, April 13 at 3:00 pm
In the Arlington Center for the Arts (41 Foster Street, Arlington MA)
Congratulations cast of “The Tempest”! You were amazing!