Macbeth Performed At Lincoln High

By Matt Hillebran Another strong Shakespeare performance came to Lincoln High on October 12 in the form of Macbeth. The play featured six actors/actresses from the Nebraska Shakespeare Company who portrayed the Scottish tragedy in the South Gymnasium due to construction in the theatre.  Featured players were Dakotah Brown (who played Banquo and Wounded Sergeant),

By Matt Hillebran

Another strong Shakespeare performance came to Lincoln High on October 12 in the form of Macbeth. The play featured six actors/actresses from the Nebraska Shakespeare Company who portrayed the Scottish tragedy in the South Gymnasium due to construction in the theatre.  Featured players were Dakotah Brown (who played Banquo and Wounded Sergeant), Sean Carlson (Malcolm and Murderer 2), Sarah Carlson-Brown (the Witch, Handmaid, Porter and Old Crone), Vincent Carlson-Brown (Macbeth), Brian Frederick (Duncan, Macduff and murderer 1), and Maria Vacha (lady Macbeth). These actors/actresses and their stage manager (Wesley Houston) will be traveling around Nebraska and Eastern Iowa to high schools, middle schools and community theaters.

The troupe performed a condensed version of the Shakespeare script which required mutliple roles for actors and alternations in casting (for example, the performance featured one witch as opposed to three).

I thought the best actor was Sarah Carlson-Brown because she not only had the most characters to portray and her acting was great. She conveyed the witch in a creepy manner and revealed her strengths by playing characters of varying moods and motivations. Overall all the actors/actresses were good and were dedicated to their roles.  Although there were techinical limits with the gymnasium space, the Nebraska Shakespeare Company proved that strong acting is the core of a theatrical production.

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