Short Shakespeare!


January 15

March 20, 2015

in CST's Courtyard Theater

adapted and directed by Kirsten Kelly
Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.


The Play

Something wicked this way comes. Driven by ambition, Macbeth struggles with his conscience and chooses a tragic path. This 75-minute abridged production of one of the most powerful plays in the canon is a perfect introduction to Shakespeare. It tells a story of political intrigue and personal frailty as Macbeth and his Lady struggle first with their ambition, and then with its dark consequences. A theatrical world of action, sound and the supernatural makes Shakespeare’s language come alive. After the performance, the actors remain on stage for a question-and-answer session, then join the audience in the Lobby for informal conversations and photos.

A CST Family production most enjoyed by ages 10 and up.



Video: Short Shakespeare! Macbeth Montage

Video: Director Kirsten Kelly on Short Shakespeare! Macbeth

Gallery: On Stage


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The Story

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We Asked the Cast...

What are the Macbeth actors' favorite words, spoken by any character in Macbeth? Why do the words resonate with them?
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After the Show

Watching a play is an interactive experience, raising lots of questions and ideas. Talk about them on your way home.
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The Players

Creative Team

Kirsten Kelly Director

Matt Hawkins Assistant Director and Fight Choreographer

Scott Davis Scenic Designer

Robert S. Kuhn Costume Designer

Joel Moritz Lighting Designer

Kevin O'Donnell Composer and Sound Designer

Melissa Veal Wig and Make-up Designer

Timothy Edward Kane Verse Coach


La Shawn Banks Ross

Jeffrey Baumgartner Duncan / Old Messenger / Siward

Kevin Cox Witch / Murderer / Doctor

Tiffany Yvonne Cox Witch / Lady Macduff

Chris Genebach Macbeth

Nicholas Harazin Macduff

Steven Lee Johnson Malcolm / Fleance

Garrett Lutz Porter / Murderer / Seyton

Joshua Moaney Angus / Murderer

Michael Perez Banquo

Andrea San Miguel Witch / Gentlewoman

Christopher Sheard Lennox

Lanise Antoine Shelley Lady Macbeth

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