Live theater makes a comeback in South Carroll Stagelighters’ kickoff to their season of revolution with the performance of William Shakepeare’s “Macbeth” in the South Carroll High School Auditorium.

Following an extraordinary victory in a loyal battle, Macbeth, a powerful Thane, stumbles upon three mysterious witches who tell him of a prophecy in which he will become the King of Scotland. By influence of his stern wife, Lady Macbeth, Macbeth conspires to murder the current king, Duncan, in order to grasp the throne sooner. His quest for power and prestige proves successful until he finds himself cascading down a path of belligerence, betrayal, and blood. A legendary tale full of action and drama, “Macbeth”, carries on over four hundred years after its inception.

South Carroll Drama teacher Cailtin Widner said, “We challenged the students to not only memorize but to truly understand and appreciate Shakespeare’s language, and they have exceeded every expectation I had.” As director of the show, she has monitored the students as they prepare. “The crew and production team have worked hard to create a cohesive, 1950’s era style that brings Shakespeare into a more relatable setting. The magic of live theatre has returned, and we can’t wait for the audience to see everything Stagelighters has done!”

“This show is going to be one for the books,” told Julianna Fagan, a senior playing the Third Witch. “On behalf of the other witches and I, we can’t wait for you to see the downfall of Macbeth and decide who you think is to blame.”

Stagelighters can promise a show full of gasps and surprise in this truly gripping theater experience.


Written by William Shakespeare Directed by Caitlin Widner
Dates: 7 p.m., November 18, 19 and 20, 2 p.m., November 20
Tickets are $7 for Adults, $5 for Students for both In-person and Virtual showings Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students at the door
Can be purchased at or at the door (cash/check only)



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