Swords Clash as St. John’s Prep Students Perform Macbeth [VIDEO]
COLLEGEVILLE -- Swords will be drawn this weekend as students at St. John's Prep perform a Shakespeare classic -- Macbeth.
Macbeth is a tragedy that tells the story of a soldier whose overriding ambition and thirst for power caused him to abandon his morals.
A key element in the play are the multiple sword fight scenes which students have been practicing for a few weeks. Will Taft plays Ross and says one of the hardest parts is making the fight believable.
It's not easy trying to make it look the coolest and as real as you can, while keeping it safe and having minimal to know contact at all.
Before each rehearsal, the students walk through the motions at various speeds to make sure each actor is safe when the action goes live.
Liam Rogers plays the role of Macbeth and says with the fight between Ross and Macbeth a huge plot in the show, the combat acting is a true selling point for audiences.
It's a really climatic part of the show, even without the combat, but the fighting just kinda extends that further.
Tickets for the show are $10 for general admission and $5 for students and seniors.
You can catch St. John's Prep's performance of Macbeth inside the Weber Center on campus Friday and Saturday ant 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.