Leland & Gray Players present Macbeth: Spring 2016

 

In early March, the Leland and Gray Players presented Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Leland and Gray sophomores read Macbeth in the curriculum and become rapt by its tensions, spirits, ghosts –and by its central theme:  Greed and gullibility can ruin a good person, so beware of “vaulting ambition.” Thus for years Players have lobbied to do “The Scottish Play,” dubbed that for generations by superstitious actors. Given the state of the country and the world, the time was ripe to do it, says director Annie Landenberger.

The shortest and, perhaps, meatiest of Shakespeare’s tragedies, Macbeth offers intrigue, apparitions, and action; deception, mayhem and murder. The Players set their rendition in World War I Europe evoking struggles between good and evil, greed and generosity all seen so vividly in Macbeth