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Sol After Dark Celebrates “The Scottish Play”

Evening Star Productions will kick off their newest project, Sol After Dark, with a one-act adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The production, which will run for just three days – from October 26th to 28th – is the first of what Evening Star’s Artistic Director Rosalie Grant says will be “something a little off the beaten theatre path for those hungry for a different bite of theatre.”

“Our lineup of productions will feature an all-inclusive evening in one ticket price,” she explained recently. “A “bite” of theatre, refreshments, and talk backs after the shows which will include (along with the upcoming Shakespearean selection), absurdism, science fiction, and more.”

Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy, thought to have first been performed in 1606, and often called “The Scottish Play”, Macbeth explores the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake. Of all the plays Shakespeare wrote during the reign of James I, who was patron of Shakespeare’s acting company, Macbeth most clearly reflects the playwright’s relationship with his sovereign.

Seth Trucks and Sara Elizabeth Grant are collaborating to create the one-act adaptation consisting of a cast of four. Audience members will be immersed in all that is terrifying about power and the repercussions that follow. Sara Elizabeth Grant will direct the production. The cast of four includes Trucks as Macbeth, and Amada Ortega, Courtney Poston, and Kimberly Bernzky as Witches One, Two, and Three. The evening will be hosted by Natalie Herman.
“As Evening Star continues to explore Shakespeare, we thought Macbeth would be the perfect fit for the intimacy that Sol Theatre provides.” Seth Trucks says. “Having the actors right in the audience’s faces will allow them to track every devious thought in the characters’ eyes. Already Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy, we have cut it down even more so they the audience never gets a break from the tension.”

“It’s no secret we live in a world controlled by status, which leaves us the option to either dominate or submit,” says director Grant. “What’s not so clear is what choices to make when one obtains power, and what hidden forces are behind it. The story of Macbeth embodies this very struggle, containing degrees of political and magical. Our adaptation reveals that manipulation can be overlooked by the need for power.

“As we approach Samhain*, it is only appropriate to turn our attention to the roles the 3 Witches play in Macbeth… that magic has the ability to alter someone’s fate,” she continues. “The Witches create a world of hallucination by taking on each pivotal character that Macbeth encounters. This leaves him the choice to either harness his power for good or allow it to let him fall.”

Macbeth will run for three performances only – October 26 – 28 at Sol Theatre in Boca Raton. Tickets are $20 (including refreshments and talk back) and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased by calling 561-447-8829 or online at


By William Shakespeare
Adapted by Seth Trucks and Sara Elizabeth Grant
October 26 – 28, 2017
Tickets: $20
Tickets: 561-447-8829 /
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday at 8 pm
Sol Theatre
3333 N. Federal Highway
Boca Raton, FL 33431

*Samhain is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the “darker half” of the year. Traditionally, it is celebrated from 31 October to 1 November, as the Celtic day began and ended at sunset. This is about halfway between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice. It is one of the four Gaelic seasonal festivals, along with Imbolc, Bealtaine and Lughnasadh. Historically, it was widely observed throughout Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man. Similar festivals are held at the same time of year in other Celtic lands; for example the Brythonic Calan Gaeaf, Kalan Gwav, and Kalan Goañv.