Macbeth: Let It Be, Starting Dec. 12, Benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

News   Macbeth: Let It Be, Starting Dec. 12, Benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts School of Film & Television's production of Macbeth: Let It Be, a multimedia staging of the Shakespeare classic, begins performances Dec. 12.

The production, which is adapted, designed and directed by Eileen Connolly, plays the Hudson Guild Theater Dec. 12, 13, 15 and 16 at 8 PM and Dec. 14 at 3 PM. The limited run benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

The show features the students of the new three-year theatre training program at the New York Conservatory: Andhy Mendez (Macbeth), Zade Oblenes (Lady Macbeth), Eric Whitten (Banquo), Tyler Gattoni (Macduff), Dannie Flanagan (Dancer Witch), Stephen Irvine (Malcolm), Mike Komala (Duncan/Ensemble), Anastasia Zorin (Lady Macduff/Ensemble), Robert Milhouse (Hecate/Ensemble), Kara Young (Witch), Katy Kirkwood (Witch), Bean Brennan (Ensemble), Jake Zachry (Ensemble) and Jesuhan Malave (Ensemble).

Macbeth: Let It Be, according to press notes, is "set at Christmas-time in the post-Vietnam War era [and] weaves together a tapestry of imagery: go-go girls clad in American flag bikinis, swaggering salsa dancing soldiers, a Zen martial arts exercise with Birnham Wood birch poles, naked rag-doll baby marionettes, a karaoke-singing Lady Macbeth, and a Handel-singing finale that climaxes in a modern dance and hand to hand combat collision."

The creative team also includes Tyler Gattoni (film projections), Eileen Connolly, Sean Roschman, Andhy Mendez and Robert Milhouse (dance choreographers) and Tyler Gattoni and Eric Whitten (combat choreographers).

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is the nation's largest industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organization. Since its founding in 1988 the organization has distributed over $150 million for services for people with AIDS, HIV or HIV-related illnesses. Hudson Guild Theater is located in Manhattan at 441 West 26th Street. Tickets, priced $5 (students) and $10 (general public), are available by e-mailing

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