MACBETH

Genre: Classical, Drama
©Steven Barrett
Written by William Shakespeare; adapted and directed by Michael Hagins

The Foolish Mortals Theatre Company proudly presents William Shakespeare’s supernatural thriller Macbeth, adapted and directed by Michael Hagins. This well-known tale of an ambitious warrior plotting to rule Scotland has been updated to the Prohibition era of the Roaring 20’s, with Duncan and the Scotland Mob ruling supreme. Macbeth (Andrew Montgomery) is Scotland’s loyal hitman who, with the help of his plotting wife (Kelly Barrett) and driven by the prophecy of three street urchins (Megan Hanley, Teri Monahan, Molly Moore Lehmann), will become the king[pin] at any cost and will eliminate anyone and anything in his way.

Open:   10/01/09
Close:   10/11/09

Schedule:
Thursday, October 1 at 8 pm; Friday, October 2 at 8 pm; Saturday, October 3 at 3 pm and 8 pm; Sunday, October 4 at 7 pm; Friday, October 9 at 8 pm
Saturday, October 10 at 3 pm and 8 pm; Sunday, October 11 at 7 pm
Theater:   Producers Club Theatres
Address:   358 W 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
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Cost:$18.00
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Andrew D. Montgomery studied Physics at Ithaca College, which, it turns out, has surprisingly little to do with theatre. He has appeared as Algernon Moncrieff (The Importance of Being Earnest), Lord Goring (An Ideal Husband), Sir Andrew Aguecheek (Twelfth Night), and Lord Windermere (Lady Windermere's Fan). Thanks to Kelly for her trust and support, to Michael for this stage, and to my love, Erin, for joining me in my breathless fascination with Shakespeare.

Kelly Barrett Lady Macbeth

Kelly Barrett is excited to be directing in WWSS for the second time! Other directing credits include An Ideal Husband by Wilde, The Seagull by Chekhov, Arms and the Man by Shaw, and Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, Love's Labors Lost, Twelfth Night and Merry Wives of Windsor. Kelly serves as Artistic Director for the classical theater company Foolish Mortals. She attended the conservatory program at Stella Adler. Along with directing Kelly also acts and writes, and is a private acting/Shakespeare coach. kellyannebarrett@hotmail.com

Christopher began his career 18 years ago working as an actor in classical theater. He transitioned into writing, producing, and directing, commercials, music videos and two independent feature films, The Digital Prophet and The Process of Creative Deception. He has recently returned to his first love, acting, and is very excited to be playing the part of Banquo in Macbeth. In addition Christopher and his wife Schnele are the creative partners of UrbanTopaz Multimedia, which focuses on graphic art, website design and film/video production; www.urbantopaz.com/romero.html

 
Tony White Macduff

Tony White is an artistic director for Developing Acts. Tony graduated from University of Buffalo Master's Program in Media Study & Theater. He has directed several acclaimed productions including Wait Until Dark, As You Like It, and Romeo and Juliet. He has worked with Michael Hagins in Hudson Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet as Friar Laurence and as James Tyrrel in Richard III. He received the Tiffany Award (Best Play) for the long running Tambourine's To Glory by Langston Hughes.

Megan Hanley Lady Macduff \ Witch #3

Megan Hanley (Third Witch/Lady Macduff) has recently appeared with Love Creek as the School Marm in Women of the Wild West, the Singing Maid in Three Sisters, and Amie in The New Age Women. Other recent credits include Agnes in Ludlow Fair (Abingdon), Fox in Pinocchio (Spoon Theatre), Tardy in Elizabeth Rex (Center Stage) and Benedick in Much Ado about Nothing (Bottom Line Theatre). Megan received her B.A. in Theatre and Humanities at Scripps College and studied at the London Dramatic Academy. This spring, Megan was a fellow in the EmergeNYC program at NYU's Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics. Thanks to Michael and the cast!

 
Teri Monahan The Porter \ Witch #2

Teri Monahan (Witch #2\Porter) was last seen as Grumio and LCP's Taming of the Shrew.  She is pleased to again be a Rep member of Love Creek Productions after a long hiatus and pleased to be a part of this production of the Scottish play.  AEA  terimonahan@msn.com

Molly Moore Lehmann is a proud member of Lovecreek. She has a B.A. in Theatre from Florida Gulf Coast University and studied at The Neighborhood Playhouse. Favorite roles include: Rose in The Hunters, Mimi in Pavings of a Bear, and Hattie in Laundry and Bourbon. She also can be seen in the YouTube series The Message Board. She would like to thank Michael for giving her this opportunity and her girls for everything.

John Bodycombe Malcolm

John Bodycombe studied theatre at The Ohio State University before making his way out to the big apple. Most recently he has been seen entertaining teens across the nation as Sancho Panza with National Theatre AE's production of "Las Aventuras de Don Quixote". He is excited to be making his debut with The Foolish Mortals and would like to thank Michael and the cast for all the work they are doing.

Fernanda Valencia Donalbain

Fernanda Valencia got her BFA degree in Performing Arts at the Institute of Artistic Development (IDEA) in Guadalajara, Mexico. She worked in theatre mostly, but also started to get into the film industry, where she shared credits with various renowned mexican film actors like Bruno Bichir, who she worked with in a short film that won as Best Film in Savanah Film Festival. Tennesse Williams and Moliere have been her most performed authors, as she has work on several plays written by them. She's proud to have been part of the 5 actors cast of Ay Hombres! (Oh Men!) for almost 6 months, performing twice a week, every week, and also touring around her hometown back in Mexico.
Fernanda moved to New York exactly one year ago. Recently graduated from Acting for Film and TV at the New York Film Academy. She feels so lucky that her first hole play in english is Macbeth, and with a very talented cast. She could never thank enough her family for all the support and also the sacrifices they have been through together to make it this far. Also wants to thank Kikito for always believing in her and help her every day grow as an actress and as a person. Thanks Michael for trusting her with the role of Donalbain. Specially, thanks God. Eclipse.

Ryan McCabe (Conan, Dragon, Barrick) is excited to reprise his roles for Quest of the Hero. This is his sixth show working with Michael Hagins who is also his weapons trainer. Ryan’s most recent credits include the stage production of A Christmas Carol  (Fezziwig/ Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come), and film credits for Fitz (Thug), The Apartment (Matt), and Mahi Way (Nick). He thanks his cast and directors for another memorable experience.

Enrique Huili Fleance

Enrique Huili (Ferdinand) attended the conservatory school at Shenandoah University for acting in Virginia where he transferred to the New York Film academy and earn his degree. Returning back to school right after NYFA, Enrique earned another degree at the Terry Schreiber Studio Conservatory Program. Enrique has been in a couple of Off Off Broadway shows including Macbeth and Danny And The Deep Blue Sea, which was his first time starring in a show. Enrique just finished touring with The Hudson Shakespeare company in the production of The Tempest.

Charles Hedji Seyton

Charles is delighted to be working with Foolish Mortals for the first time. He has previously worked with Love Creek Productions in, Feydeau's Women of the World (Bordeleau, The Sonnet), Dreamy (Him, The Sonnet), After the Divorce (Andy, Royal Theater), After we're Married (Todd, Royal Theater). Some of his other stage work include The Glass Menagerie (Tom, Theater Lab), Fences (Troy Maxson, Theater Lab), As You like it (Oliver, Woodrow Wilson), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Flute/Moonshine, Woodrow Wilson). Along with acting, Charles is also the author of a novel, Fields of Discovery, and a soon to be released short story collection, On the Eve of Departure. He wants to thank Michael Hagins for his patience and direction, along with a talented cast. He also wants to express his gratitude to Christina Valencia.

P.S. He's still waiting for an audience member to bring him some Macademia nut cookies.

Ambar Aranaga Lennox

Ambar Aranaga(Trinculo\Costume Designer) is thrilled to be appearing in The Tempest for C.A.G.E. Theatre.  Favorite credits include The Voices in Your Head and Pop Generation! (Bizarre Noir Theatre Co.); Rock-A My Soul (Riant Theatre);Help Us Go Away (Such Stuff Players);Macbeth, Mourning Doves, The Power and the Glory (Love Creek Productions); 27 Wagons Full of Cotton (Pinecrest Players);Why We Have a Body (SolTheatreProject.)  Catch Ambar at the Duplex this August.  “Special thanks to Michael, Paloma & family for unending love/support.” AmbarAranaga@aol.com

Paul Bellantoni Duncan \ The Doctor

Paul Bellantoni: New York Credits: Mr. Earnshaw in Wuthering Heights the Musical (Off-Broadway) Max in The Sword Politik (M.I.T.F.) Don Giovanni in The Sleepwalker (TWEED New Works Festival) and Screwtape/God in The Screwtape Letters. Regional highlights: El Gallo in The Fantasticks (Natchez Opera,) and the Ghost of Christmas Present in Bah, Humbug! (New England Lyric Operetta) He is the “snarky British narrator” of the Travel Channel pilot, Done Dirt Cheap and the French Bartender and nerdy scientist in the video game Aurora: the Secret Within. A bass-baritone, Paul sang opera for 15 years, singing over 40 leading roles in the U.S. and Europe. He had a solo CD of arias, made his Carnegie Hall solo debut at Weill Hall, and is the author of the book "So You Wanna Sing in Germany?". Paul was the Denver Politician on the Newport Classics release of The Ballad of Baby Doe. An NYU graduate, he studied acting with Mary Boyer. www.paulbellantoni.com (acting) www.pauliphonic.com (voiceovers.) Thank you Michael! Trish, you rock my world!

Michael Hagins Director \ Fight Choreographer

Michael Hagins has been rejuvenated by this very special production of Hamlet!  Michael is the artistic director of CAGE, and has produced 25 shows in the past 6 years.  In addition, he has directed over 50 shows and acted in over 150 shows and built the fights for twice as many!  His latest work includes the Fringe Festival production of The Girl with her Hands in the Sand, CAGE productions Taming of the Shrew, The Shape of Things, Quest of the Hero!, Hit and Match, and TND productions of The Merchant of Venice.  Michael would like to thank his amazing cast for their true love and dedication, Jon Ciccarelli for the concept and the beginnings, and you for reading this and supporting the arts!