Article by Phoenix writer Cristina Palmieri ’25:
On Friday, March 3rd, and Saturday, March 4th, the Kellenberg Drama Club performed their spring production of “Macbeth”.
“Macbeth”, which was written by the brilliant playwright William Shakespeare, follows the story of the titular character Macbeth, who works in immoral ways to fulfill a prophecy of him becoming king.
Kellenberg’s Drama Club did a spectacular job of performing the award-winning play.
Preparations for the production of “Macbeth” were not as effortless as the talented cast made it seem on stage. The cast prepared for six weeks with the support of their director, Mr. Murphy, while the stage crew worked hard to create the beautiful sets seen during the play. The group of students and teachers who made preparations for the play created a positive work environment for all involved.
“Drama is a really great club and I’m thankful for everyone that came to see the show. The entire cast is so talented and I loved working with everyone,” sophomore Melina Lanza, who played the messenger, expressed.
Actors rehearsing for the play dove into the complexities of their characters to understand them more deeply. Senior Chase Filandro, who portrayed Macbeth, believed this to be an important part of acting: “I believe when an audience can relate more to a character, their ultimate demise becomes much more difficult to witness.”
Other cast members also applied this idea to their performances for the production. Junior Gabriella D’Orlando, who played Lady Macbeth, reflected, “One of my biggest goals and favorite parts about preparing for my role was to emphasize the humanity of Lady Macbeth. I wanted to make sure that the audience did not just see Lady Macbeth break down, for example, but also feel her pain and guilt.”
In all, the Drama Club’s performance of “Macbeth” was a huge success.