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Shakespeare’s Classic “Macbeth” Examines the 1990s Music Industry

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Article by: Joe Clark, clarkjx@pgcc.edu

LARGO, Md.—Follow music executives, recording artists and managers trapped in an atmosphere of treachery and assassination in “Macbeth,” a stylized version of the Shakespeare classic. The production is set in the 1990s at the Los Angeles label Scotland Records and runs April 19-20, 3:30 and 8 p.m., and April 21-22 at 8 p.m., at Prince George’s Community College in Hallam Theatre.

“The production maintains the core points of Shakespeare’s epic tragedy with the original language of the play brought to life in a more contemporary setting,” said Gary Raymond Fry, Jr, assistant professor and theatre program director, Communication and Theatre Department. “An audience unfamiliar with the original version will be entertained but also walk away with a greater understanding of one of the playwright’s darker works.”

“Macbeth” is presented by the Communication and Theatre Department at Prince George’s Community College. For ticket information, call 301-322-0920.

Prince George’s Community College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security (2010-2015). Established in 1958, Prince George’s Community College provides transfer and career programs that help students transfer to four-year colleges and universities and prepare them for the workforce. Each year, 40,000 students take part in more than 200 academic programs and workforce development and continuing education courses. Located in Largo, Maryland, Prince George’s Community College has additional sites at Joint Base Andrews, University Town Center in Hyattsville, Laurel College Center, Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs, and Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro. For more information, visit the college website at www.pgcc.edu.  

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