Members of the Tusculum University family and community who want to showcase their theatrical skills have an opportunity to audition for upcoming performances of “Macbeth.”
Theatre-at-Tusculum will hold auditions Saturday, Sept. 12, and Sunday, Sept. 13, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Annie Hogan Byrd Fine Arts Center Theatre on Tusculum’s Greeneville campus. Those who attend must abide by the university’s health and safety guidelines, including wearing a face covering and engaging in physical distancing. Participants will also have their temperatures checked before gaining entrance to the theater.
Aspirants are welcome to submit a video audition in lieu of coming to Annie Hogan Byrd.
The play will offer various roles for males and females 15 and older. Performances will be held in Annie Hogan Byrd at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6; Saturday, Nov. 7; Thursday, Nov. 12; Friday, Nov. 13; and Saturday, Nov. 14. In addition, Theatre-at-Tusculum will offer 2 p.m. matinees Sunday, Nov. 8, and Sunday, Nov. 15.
“Macbeth” is a tragedy by English playwright William Shakespeare. In this popular play, three witches inform Macbeth, a Scottish general, that he will be king of Scotland. With encouragement from his wife, Macbeth kills the king, becomes the replacement and kills more people out of paranoia. That leads to civil war to overthrow Macbeth, which produces even more death.
“We are delighted to present ‘Macbeth’ this fall as part of Theatre-at-Tusculum’s continued delivery of outstanding performances that entertain our audiences,” Ricker said. “This production will provide an exceptional outlet for performers who enjoy this genre and have a love for the theater. We encourage people to share their talent by auditioning for the roles.”
Theatre-at-Tusculum is under the auspices of Tusculum Arts Outreach. It is supported in part by a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission and Hearts for the Arts, as well as many generous donors and volunteers. For more information, please visit http://arts.tusculum.edu/.
Building on a rich Presbyterian heritage and a pioneering spirit, Tusculum University provides an active and experiential education within a caring Christian environment to inspire civic engagement, enrich personal lives and equip career-ready professionals. Tusculum is the first higher education institution in Tennessee and the 28th oldest in the nation. Students are enrolled on the main campus in Greeneville, at facilities in Knoxville and Morristown and in online programs.