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NBYT to Perform Shakepeare’s “Macbeth”

The New Britain Youth Theater Teen Company will perform William Shakespeare’s Macbeth on Nov. 16, 17 and 18 at Trinity-on-Main Performance Center in downtown New Britain.

Often considered the darkest of Shakespeare’s tragedies, Macbeth is a tale about a couple’s thirst for power and its bloody consequences. Ghosts, witches, and many of the Bard’s most famous lines make Macbeth one of the most intense and often performed of Shakespeare’s works—despite its superstitious reputation as a cursed play.

As directed by NBYT Artistic Director David B. Sousa, the production is set in a modern yet third-world Scotland. Macbeth is the second full production of the NBYT Teen Company, a program in which teens may become involved in choosing, producing and promoting their own theater.

Macbeth will be performed at Trinity-on-Main Performance Center, located at 69 Main St. in New Britain. Performances are Friday, Nov. 16, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 17, at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 18, at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $10 for students, and seniors. Special group rates are available for parties of ten or more. Tickets may be reserved by calling New Britain Youth Theater at 860-515-8115 or may be purchased online through a link at www.nbyt.org.

New Britain Youth Theater was founded in 2010 to provide after-school programming to the Consolidated School District of New Britain, to produce a season of performances by and for children and young adults, and to offer drama classes and summer programs. The theater reaches children and their families in Greater New Britain, Greater Hartford, the Farmington Valley, and throughout Connecticut. NBYT is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and young adults by encouraging creative thinking, fostering self-confidence and self-esteem, and developing general life skills through involvement in low-cost programs in the performing arts. NBYT maintains its administrative office at Trinity-on-Main Performance Center in downtown New Britain, and operates programs throughout Greater New Britain. New Britain Youth Theater is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.