March 14, 2014
Celebrate Spring with a Fresh Twist on a Shakespeare Tragedy
The Orchard Ridge Theatre Program presents William
Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the story of a brave Scottish warrior who allows
dark ambition to take over.
The theater program has gone
with some unconventional casting and set it in contemporary Scotland. Macbeth,
who is played by a female lead, murders King Duncan and usurps the throne for
Guilt and paranoia consume
Macbeth and the tyrannical ruler is forced to commit more and more murders to
protect herself and her crown. The bloodbath and consequent civil war swiftly
take Macbeth and Lady Macbeth into the realms of hubris, madness and death.
It’s the theater department’s
first Shakespeare production, which
features students and faculty.
Show dates are March 20, 21, 22 and 27, 28, 29. All
performances are at 8 p.m. at the Smith Theatre in OCC’s Orchard Ridge Campus, 27055
Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills.
Click here to reserve
tickets. For more information, contact Ken Faulk.
General admission is $10; students and seniors (age
60-plus) pay $5. Tickets may be purchased at the Orchard Ridge Raiders Store or
at the Smith Theatre Box Office on the day of the performance. Tickets may also
be reserved in advance by calling (248) 522-3666. Ample free parking is available
in nearby campus lots.
About Oakland Community College
With five campuses throughout Oakland County, OCC is
Michigan’s largest community college and the 25th largest in the
nation. OCC offers degrees and certificates in more than 160 fields, including
university transfer degrees in business, science and the liberal arts.
Approximately 78,000 undergraduates attend OCC each year.