The BYU Department of Theatre and Media Arts (TMA) presents BYU Young Company’s production of Macbeth. The show will be at the Margetts Theatre in the Harris Fine Arts Center Feb. 8-10 and 15-17 at 7 p.m. with 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. matinees on Saturday, Feb. 11 and 18. ASL interpretation will be Feb. 16.
Young Company will perform a unique rendition of Macbeth targeted for young people ages 9-14 years old, although the story and performance is meant to be enjoyable for ages 10 and older. The play has been adapted for a 55-minute run time.
When director Teresa Love was approached about directing a Young Company version of Macbeth, she knew this was her opportunity to get children excited about Shakespeare. Instead of just creating what she thought would be the most interesting production, she decided to collaborate with youth to learn their thoughts and interests.