“Blood will have blood,” at the New Theatre at Indiana State as the theatre department presents Shakespeare’s dark and violent tragedy, Macbeth.
This play was shown Friday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 12 at 3 p.m., and Sunday, April 13 at 4 p.m. Tickets could be purchased at the New Theatre Box Office for the public. Anyone with a valid ISU ID could get into the play for free.
Director David Marcia said, “this is a play about murder. A nightmare world where human history is reduced to its most basic elements, people who murder, and people who are murdered. Strange as it may seem, Macbeth is also a love story, albeit a very dark one. Macbeth could live well in a world where he was not king, but his great love and the intervention of occult forces make it impossible for him to exist anywhere Lady Macbeth is not queen. The arc of their marriage drags an entire country through a slaughterhouse as they both summon and are summoned by powerful supernatural forces who give no account of themselves to mere humans.”
The students worked very hard leading up to the play. They spent long nights rehearsing and memorizing their scenes to perform a perfect show for their audience. The play was performed by a mostly female cast and crew. Peighton Emmert, senior and theatre major played Macbeth.
“Being a part of this production- I knew it was going to be very time consuming and that it would ask a lot of me. Coming out on the other side and closing my last show, I have found this experience to be extremely rewarding. I have grown in all of my theatrical processes at Indiana State and getting to be a part of this production and grow even further has been so amazing. It is bittersweet ending my undergrad theatrical experience,” said Emmert.
Lady Macbeth was played by junior theatre major, Mariah Spragg.
“I loved being connected with everyone and we all became a family in Macbeth. When one of our cast members got hurt, we all banded together and that is why I love this experience,” said Spragg.
Macbeth sold out the first night and the cast and crew had a great turnout every other night of the show.