April 11 - April 13, 2013
Something wicked this way comes when Youthquake Theater, the Boston-based group run entirely by children and teens, tackles one of the Bard’s greatest tragedies.
With fiddling ghosts, wild witches, and bloody battles, “Macbeth” is the story of a man, a woman, and their journey into madness. When supernatural temptations and blind ambition seize war hero Macbeth and his wife, their actions leave a tragic trail of destruction that begs questions about good, evil, and the nature of success.
The troupe’s third production features Abigail Dickson (Medford), Kay Goodhart (Somerville), Jamila Kern (Boston), Frances Garrett (Melrose), Ezra Morrison (Medford), Claire Dickson (Medford), Lauren Curtis (Belmont), Grace Curtis (Belmont), Victoria Lorenz (Boston), Veronica Yeracaris (Newton), Siena Moraff (Cambridge), and Astrid Erikson (Medford).
About Youthquake: Founded in June 2012, Youthquake Theater started out with a random idea (let’s do “Hamlet” in the backyard!) and took off with a bang. We’re proud to say that our productions are organized, directed, and acted entirely by children and teens. We focus mainly on the works of William Shakespeare, and while most of our crew is homeschooled, we welcome everybody to our stage!
Abigail Dickson (Artistic Director):
Abigail founded Youthquake Theater in the summer of 2012, and directed and acted in Hamlet in the title role. In the fall of 2012 she directed The Tempest for Youthquake and performed in it as Prospero. Other acting credits include Mary Lennox in The Secret Garden, Little Red in Into The Woods, Juror #3 in Twelve Angry Women, and Ruby Gillis in Anne of Green Gables.