Young Company to stage ‘Macbeth’

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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.

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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 www.theaterproject.com.

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