Shakespeare returns to SHS

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Two cast members of Montana Shakespeare in the School share an intimate moment on stage.

On Oct.16, Montana Shakespeare in the Schools will return to the Sheridan High School Sue Henry Auditorium at 8:30 am to perform the classic Shakespearean tragedy, “Macbeth.” Each year this company tours various schools throughout Wyoming and Montana.

Montana Shakespeare in the Schools performs 75 minute, complete plays with limited costumes and scenes. After the performance, the actors and director provide a question and answer session with the audience. The company also offers a workshop. Its goal is to enhance students’ understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare plays. This is the company’s 20th season.

“Macbeth” is one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies. The story describes three witches who predict that the main character, Macbeth, will become the king of Scotland. In order to fulfil the witches’ prophecy, Macbeth proceeds to murder anyone who is in his way of becoming king. The play demonstrates what happens when ambition overpowers moral values.

Because of the limited auditorium seating, only sophomores through seniors will be allowed to attend the performance. Freshman will be able to view the performance their next three years.