Shakespeare Comes to Life at George School

Last year, actors from the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theater visited George School to guide freshmen students through a program that culminates with an all student performance of Taming of the Shrew. (Photo by Alyson Cittadino)

One of the greatest tragedies ever to play out on the stage, Macbeth, will be staged at George School, Saturday, October 7, 2017. The show will be an opportunity for sophomore students, who have spent the term reading Shakespeare, to see the characters they have been studying come to life.

The rendition will be performed by The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre. The sought-after program is touted by the theatre as an abbreviated adaptation of the classic play, designed to be performed in a school setting. The professional actors who will perform include Sarah Stryker, Aaron Kirkpatrick, and Melissa Dunphy. All are highly skilled and trained actors with several credits to their name. The performance is directed by the theatre’s Artistic Director and Education Director Carmen Khan.

The show is scheduled to begin at 5:00 p.m. in Marshall Center and will be followed by a Renaissance-style banquet in the dining room. Actors will be attending the dinner with guests and will conduct a post-performance discussion. The activities are scheduled to conclude by 7:00 p.m. English Department Head Colette Weber said an invitation to the show is open to all students.

For more information contact Colette Weber at 267.625.9228 or cweber@georgeschool.org.

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