Superficially, Macbeth may be about serial murders and the obsession with bloodlines. The period during which the Shakespearean play was produced was a terrifying time, resulting in a dark and tragic story that is, centrally, fixated on royal succession, murders and the obsession with bloodlines, but at its heart, a reenactment of Man’s fall from the Garden of Eden.
Benilde’s Art and Culture Cluster’s Makbet, directed by Nonon Padilla, is a treatise on how the human soul is corrupted by overwhelming ambition, violence and power. Experience a Shakespearean Garden of Eden with Gino Gonzales as costume and set designer and Shoko Matsumoto as lighting designer; featuring Irma Adlawan as Lady Macbeth, George De Jesus III as Macbeth, Andrew Cruz as Lord Macduff, and Benilde’s Brother President Br. Dennis Magbanua FSC as King Duncan. Using Rolando Tinio’s translation, this rich and dark Shakespearean tragedy produced by Benilde’s Arts and Culture Cluster (BACC) should not be missed.
BACC’s Makbet is in close collaboration with the Theater Arts, Production Design, and Arts Management students, with support from Benilde’s Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academics, Benilde’s School of Design and Arts (SDA) Dean’s Office, PHINMA, and TAXI THEATER.
Makbet show dates are as follows: March 22 and 29, 7 p.m.; March 23 to 25 and March 30 to April 1, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., at the Black Box, 6th floor, School of Design and Arts, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. Tickets are available at P500 through TicketWorld or via tel. nos. (0917) 842-5013 or (0917) 842-1229. For information, follow the hashtag @BenildeMAKBET.