Oct 13 - Nov 21, 2014
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
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
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 email@example.com
or visit the HSF Touring Show blog at
Adapted and directed by Tony Pisculli
Touring to schools
October 13 - November 21, 2014
Jonathan Clarke Sypert
Lady Macbeth, Witch, & others:
Stephanie Keiko Kong
Banquo, Witch, & others: Christina
Macduff, Witch, & others: Rachael Uyeno
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.
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).