LAKEWOOD, WA — Lakewood Playhouse continues its 70th anniversary season with William Shakespeare’s MACBETH. This powerful tale of ambition, murder and humanity is directed by Associate Managing Artistic Director Scott Campbell.
A talented cast of regional actors bring MACBETH to life on Lakewood Playhouse’s intimate “in-the-round” stage. The title role of Macbeth is played by Bryan Bender who last appeared at Lakewood Playhouse as Mozart in “AMADEUS.” The role of Lady Macbeth is played by Rebecca Wood (left). Ms. Wood, a professional actor, appears under a special appearance contract with Actor’s Equity.
“We are excited to bring Ms. Wood to our stage,” says director Scott Campbell, “and were fortunate to receive anonymous underwriting for the cost of her contract.”
MACBETH marks a brief return to the stage for Ms. Wood who has been filming the lead in a series called “Federation One,” an offshoot of “Star Trek Hidden Frontier” in which she has had three recurring roles over the span of six years. She trained at the Juilliard school of Drama, where she took part in “Playing Shakespeare USA”, a series of workshops with Shakespearean legend John Barton of the Royal Shakespeare Company. She also holds a certificate in Shakespeare performance from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and spent three seasons at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where she was in such plays as Noises Off, a Winter’s Tale, Taming of the Shrew, and Life is a Dream, among others.
MACBETH runs October 24th, 2008 through November 16th, 2008. There is a pay-what-you-can performance on Thursday, November 6th at 8:00 PM and an actor benefit matinee on Saturday, November 16th at 2:00 PM. Ticket Prices range from $14 to $22 with special discounts for seniors, military, and anyone under the age of 25. Lakewood Playhouse is located at 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd, next to the Pierce Transit Center in the heart of the Lakewood Towne Center. For more information call the Lakewood Playhouse Box Office at 253-588-0042 or visit www.lakewoodplayhouse.org.