Shakespeake’s famous Scottish play will be performed in Dunellen for the next two weeks.
Produced by ReThink Theatrical at the Arts Annex, this version of Macbeth weaves elements of professional modern dance and movement, alongside professional percussion, into the story.
ReThink Theatrical’s Executive Director Stephanie Bond explains, “While Macbeth is a story about treachery and murder, it is not always made to be as creepy, unsettling, and emotionally vibrant as the story truly is. We have added different performing arts elements alongside fantastic acting to bring out the other-worldliness of the play’s witches, and Macbeth’s fate.”
The organization which started in 2015 is focused on a mission to make theater accessible to all regardless of financial circumstances. It currently uses a pay-what-you-wish model at the Box Office that allows people to give what they can afford. All involved in the productions are volunteers and performance spaces, costumes, and props are donated.
While past performances have been in New Brunswick and North Brunswick, ReThink Theatrical’s Business Manager, Christian Muñoz, who graduated from Dunellen High School and still have family in Dunellen, was eager to bring a show to his hometown. And owner of the Arts Annex, Peg Lockwood was able to provide the theater space.
Remaining Macbeth performances are: Saturday April 14 at 8pm, Sunday April 15 at 7pm, Thursday April 19 and Friday April 20 at 8pm, Saturday April 21 at 2pm, and Sunday April 22 at 7pm. There is a suggested donation fee of $10. Reservations are encouraged since space is limited. For more information: http://www.rethinktheatrical.org/macbeth.html