Hinesville’s Darius Booker to Play the Lead
Something wicked this way comes…
On Thursday, Nov. 8, “Macbeth” marches on to the Clayton State Theater stage for five drama-filled evenings. The curtain rises at 7:30 p.m. that evening, and opening night will be followed by 7:30 p.m. shows on Nov. 9, Nov. 10, Nov. 15, and Nov. 16.
All performances will be held in the Clayton State Theater, room 132 of the University’s Arts & Science building. Admission is free with Laker ID for Clayton State students, faculty and staff members. General admission is only $5 for non-students.
This action-driven tragedy is enthusiastically endorsed by the entire Clayton State student cast. Thespians from Atlanta, Conyers, Morrow, Stockbridge, and Fayetteville will, “entertain and make it easy to follow as we make Shakespeare’s work effortless to understand,” says Chicago native and performer Jessica Horne.
Actress Amanda Wilson reveals that, “the play gives way to human nature; jealousy, pride, spitefulness and courage; all characteristics that make up a human each person deals with their own inner demons differently.”
Darius Booker, from Hinesville, Ga., shares that he is a lot like his character, Macbeth. Booker says, “I am valiant and I want to honor what’s right. Sometimes I have a desire for status and when I get it I want to ensure that I keep it.”
Come join the Clayton State Theater in an exciting evening of witch’s spells, hand-to-hand combat and amazing acting in the dynamic new production of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” directed by Patricia Henritze, Clayton State assistant professor of Theater.
In addition to the performances of “Macbeth,” the Clayton State Theatre has also issued a “Macbeth Challenge” to Clayton State students, holding a contest to see who can think outside the box when it comes to “Macbeth.” The Theatre is looking for the best sonnet, monologue and/or video based off of the themes of “Macbeth” including, but not limited to “power, lust, betrayal, and of course, murder.”