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Eden Troupe presents Macbeth

November 8th, 2005

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CONTACT: Michael Kiser
Patrick Henry College
(540) 338-1776

PURCELLVILLE, VA — Patrick Henry College's drama club, Eden Troupe, will present three performances of William Shakespeare's Macbeth, November 17, 18, and 19 at 7:00 PM in the Patrick Henry College Town Hall. Tickets are available through the Patrick Henry College Bookstore and are $9 for adults and $6 for students, children, and all PHC/HSLDA employees. The production features some disturbing images and violence, so parental discretion is advised. For more information, email edentroupe@students.phc.edu.

Macbeth is Shakespeare's compelling story of one man yielding to his own passions, and his wife's ambitions. Evil and its inevitable consequences are powerfully illustrated in this dark tale of murder, deception, and individual choice. Eden Troupe's Macbeth is set in early-medieval Scotland, as the old pagan order battles with new Christian influence. Jonathan Bales as Macbeth brings to the stage energy and experience in both drama and fencing; Emily Thomson (formerly Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing) skillfully plays the pitiless Lady Macbeth. These two, bound by blood, walk a grim road framed by the ever-present malevolence of the three Wyrd Sisters, the angry heroism of Macduff, the betrayed friendship of Banquo, and the fated coming of Birnam Wood.

Patrick Henry College, located in Purcellville, Virginia, just 50 miles from the nation's capital, is a classical Christian liberal arts college dedicated to timeless biblical values and the spirit of the American founding. Since opening its doors in 2000, PHC has been training men and women to lead the nation and shape the culture. A PHC education combines rigorous academics, a biblical worldview, a classical liberal arts core curriculum, and apprenticeship methodologies to produce graduates who are uniquely qualified to serve God and mankind.