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OUR
2017-2018
SEASON

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MY OLD LADY
By Israel Horovitz
For Curtain Up! 2017
Sept. 15 - Oct. 7, 2017
Directed by
Michael Lodick

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CINDERELLA
Nov. 17 - Dec. 16, 2017
Adapted, Conceived
and Directed by
Kelli Bocock-Natale

WAY BACK WHEN:
An Evening of One Acts

By Grant Golden and
Rebecca Ritchie
Feb. 2 - Feb. 24, 2018
Directed by
Betsy Bittar

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THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON
By Jason Miller
March 16-April 7, 2018
Directed by Kelli
Bocock-Natale

On The Waterfront

THE ALIENS
By Annie Baker
April 27-May 19, 2018
Directed by
David Oliver

 

 

Macbeth

2010

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Brian Riggs as Macbeth and Kate LaConti as Lady Macbeth.
Playbill and Publicity Photos by Michael J. Walline.

Macbeth
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Kelli Bocock Natale

With Brian Riggs, Kate LoConti, Eric Rawski, John Kreuzer,
Caitlin Coleman, Darryl Hart, Adam Rath and Marie Costa

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THREE STARS

THE BUFFALO NEWS
"Darker than dark and crackling with violent sexual energy"

"[Kelli] Bocock-Natale's breathless version of the show... succeeds largely on the performances of leads Kate LoConti and Brian Riggs with support from the gifted Eric Rawski as well as Caitlin Coleman, Marie Costa, Darryl Hart, Adam Rath and John Kreuzer...helped with live electric cello music beautifully performed by Emily Elkin."

"The interplay between LoConti and Riggs is as sexually charged as it can get."

"[Rawski's performance] is a demonstartion of excellent chops from an actor too rarely seen in non-comedic roles."

"If it's a night of tense, physical drama you seek,
this production won't disappoint."

-Colin Dabkowski

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MACBETH, already Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy, is here pared down to a bare-bones version that allows director Bocock-Natale to present a highly physicalized production featuring an adroit, ensemble cast. Buffalo’s celebrated Brian Riggs and Kate LaConti play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, while the remainder of the ensemble take on multiple roles in a version that traps the principals in a taut mechanism of superstition, paranoia, and of course relentless murders. Eric Rawski, John Kreuzer, Caitlin Coleman, Darryl Hart, Adam Rath and Marie Costa play the witches, murderers, heirs, victims that ensnare the Macbeths in the bloodthirsty drive for power that ultimately, and tragically, turns against them. 

eric rawski, brian riggs, kate loconti

With dramaturge Joe Natale, director Bocock-Natale shapes a version that stresses the physicality and versatility of her company and allows the power-driven machine of ambition, murder and resistance to work to its foregone but thrilling climax. The production is typical of the theatre’s mission “to present new and classic works in ways that speak to our community, [and] to rediscover the experience of theatre through the spirit of collaboration.”
 
Kelli Bocock-Natale is a celebrated local director and radio host (for WBFO) who has helmed some of the New Phoenix Theatre’s most celebrated productions, including Fool for Love and Blackbird. This production rides on the heels of her most recent production, SKIRMISHES, Red Thread Theatre’s inaugural production, also at the New Phoenix.

brian riggs, kate loconti, eric rawski

Publicity Photos by Michael J. Walline