The Hamilton High School performance group The Pretenders will bring Shakespeare's Macbeth to audiences Friday and Saturday, November 8 and 9. Instructor and director Faylee Favara said the play will be in two acts with an intermission and starts at 7:30 p.m. each evening at the Hamilton Performing Arts Center at the high school. Tickets will be available at the door. Favara said the students have been diving into the play and are enjoying the experience. She said, "Kids seem to have a knack for Shakespeare almost more than some adults I've worked with. They really take it seriously."

The cast includes Ian Burns as Macbeth (see photo below), Lucy Burns, Abigail Baker and Nichole York as the Witches (see photo above), Audrey Nydell as Lady Macbeth, Allie Haworth as Queen Duncan, Austin Kidd as Prince Malcolm and Brandon Schwalm as Banquo.

Swordplay in Macbeth. (Steve Fullerton, Townsquare Media)