FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BLOOMINGTON – Tickets are now available for Ivy Tech Student Productions, Macbeth, by William Shakespeare. Macbeth opens on April 11 at Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center and runs April 12 and April 17-19 in the Rose Firebay.
In a cast of 19, 13 actors are Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington students. The two lead characters, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, are Ivy Tech students.
“I have been impressed by this group of student actors, and the effort to grapple with the complexities of Shakespeare’s language,” said Jeffery Allen, director of Macbeth and Executive Director for the Center for Lifelong Learning at Ivy Tech-Bloomington. “The students have kept it simple and are able to tell the story in a clear manner.”
Macbeth is the closing performance for 2013-14 Ivy Tech Student Productions. Oleanna opened last August (2013) and No Exit last October (2013). The 2014-15 Ivy Tech Student productions season will be announced early summer 2014.
Macbeth, 2013-14 Ivy Tech Student Productions, is intended for a PG-13 audience.
“Macbeth is a tale of unchecked, boundless ambition. Our audiences may perhaps be surprised at the immediacy of the play, and certainly the intimate space puts the audience quite literally in the action,” said Allen. “I hope to dispel what so many have been incorrectly taught – that Lady Macbeth ‘makes him do it.’ Macbeth tells us in his first scene that he wants the crown and his mind leaps to murder, and that his problem is not ‘I don’t want to,’ it’s ‘I don’t know how to get away with it.’”
Tickets are available for purchase at the Buskirk-Chumley box office, or by visiting http://www.bctboxoffice.com/. Tickets are $15 (general admission) and $5 (students and seniors).
For a full list of productions held at the Ivy Tech Waldron, visit www.ivytech.edu/waldron.
About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.