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Touring Shows

Oct 13 - Nov 21, 2014

 A Midsummer
Night's Dream
April 6 - 30, 2015




For the 2014-15 school year, the Hawaii Shakespeare Festival will be touring two of Shakespeare’s best-known plays to schools across Oahu: Macbeth in the Fall, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the Spring.

The goal of the program is both to provide students with engaging, challenging, and inspiring productions of Shakespeare’s plays, and to allow them to experience the excitement of live theatre. The inaugural production in the program, Romeo and Juliet, toured to 17 middle and high schools last March, playing in total to over 4,000 students in grades 6-12.

For more information, please contact Lacey at laceyperrine@gmail.com or visit the HSF Touring Show blog at hawaiishakespeare.wordpress.com.

Adapted and directed by Tony Pisculli
Touring to schools October 13 - November 21, 2014

The Cast
Macbeth:  Jonathan Clarke Sypert
Lady Macbeth, Witch, & others:  Stephanie Keiko Kong
Banquo, Witch, & others:  Christina Uyeno
Macduff, Witch, & others:  Rachael Uyeno

School Shows
To facilitate touring, the play has been edited down to run about 55 minutes, and will be performed by a cast of four experienced actors playing multiple roles.  The production is designed to be as flexible as possible to suit a variety of venues, and can be performed for a single classroom, or for much larger groups of students.  

The Concept
In this version of the play, Macbeth is challenged/haunted by the witches who try to tempt him into darkness and despair, ultimately succeeding in his final fight with Macduff.  Macbeth is on stage the entire time.  

The witches are on stage most of the time and fluidly transition between being witches and other characters with minimal costume changes and in full view of the audience (there will also be a witch physicality that will help distinguish the witches from the other characters).

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