Young Company to stage ‘Macbeth’


BRUNSWICK — Shakespeare’s famous and bloody tragedy, “Macbeth,” will be staged by The Theater Project’s Young Company during a March 12-21 run.

This production by a cast of 30 high-school students will have a traditional setting in the Scotland Shakespeare knew.

Director Al Miller decided to stick with Shakespeare as Shakespeare intended. “I do think the play is relevant today, and I don’t think it has to be set in the present or in a different time from Shakespeare’s to show its relevance,” he said.

“Theater deals in metaphor. We don’t need to simplify good theater to make it relevant,” he added.

The only adjustment Miller has made with Shakespeare’s script is to add witches to the brew. The witches are also more of a presence than Shakespeare wrote, though no lines are added.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. For more information and tickets, call 729-8584, visit the box office at 14 School St. or go to