Macbeth Takes the Stage at Mount Saint Vincent
Riverdale, N.Y. – Red Monkey Theater Group (RMTG)—the College’s in-residency theater company—presents William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Thursday, October 11 through Sunday, October 14.
Like many of RMTG’s other productions, Macbeth features collaboration with the Mount community. Senior Mikaela-Rose Blanchard ’19 joins the production team as stage manager, and recent alums Emilie Swartvagher ’18 and Alexis Peterson ’16 return to the black box theater as the prop master and lighting operator, respectively.
This is the first production in RMTG’s 20th season, “The Haunted Season,” a collection of plays through which the theater group explores characters who are haunted by ghosts—both symbolic and literal—and forced to confront the buried failures and secrets that hover at the edges of their daily lives.
Macbeth also has strong ties to the College.
The play defined the career of Edwin Forrest, the legendary American Shakespearean actor who originally owned the property on which the College of Mount Saint Vincent now sits. He built Fonthill Castle to resemble his idea of Dunsinane, Macbeth’s castle in the play.
Now, RMTG has the opportunity to perform their new production of Shakespeare’s classic tale in Cahill Theater, just steps from the castle it inspired.
Performances are October 11, 12, and 13 at 8 p.m., and October 13 and 14 at 2 p.m. A complimentary post-performance discussion with the cast and director will follow the matinee performance on October 13. Performances are free for College of Mount Saint Vincent students and staff with College ID.
For tickets and additional information, please visit redmonkeytheater.org.
About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
Founded in 1847 by the Sisters of Charity, the College of Mount Saint Vincent offers nationally recognized liberal arts education and a select array of professional fields of study on a landmark campus overlooking the Hudson River. Committed to the education of the whole person, and enriched by the unparalleled cultural, educational, and career opportunities of New York City, the College equips students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary for lives of professional accomplishment, service, and leadership in the 21st century.