1835 Strand Way
Coronado, CA 92118
Director: Desha Crownover
A drum. A drum. Macbeth doth come.
Shakespeare’s Macbeth explores the darkest depths of human aspiration. Driven by an insatiable hunger for power, posterity and certainty, Macbeth and his wife commit a murder and set in motion the inevitable unraveling of their own humanity. As the tragedy unfolds and the horrors increase, Macbeth descends into a solitary hell of his own making, powerless, childless and hopeless.
Award-winning director Desha Crownover (Seussical & The 39 Steps) returns to Coronado Playhouse with her unique brand of imagination and creativity to reimage one of Shakespeare’s best-known tragedies for our 22nd Annual Free Classic play.
Tickets for Macbeth are FREE thanks to a generous grant from the City of Coronado.
Macbeth is NOT included in our subscription packages.
Tickets are limited to 6 per patron.
2018 CPH Members and Subscribers receive reserved seating for Macbeth
Meet the Cast
- Macbeth: SAMUEL YOUNG
- Lady Macbeth / 2nd Messenger: ERIN PETERSEN
- Duncan: KIRA BLASKOVICH
- Macduff: RON MARCHAND
- Bloody Sergeant / The Porter: MARTIN WHITE
- Malcolm: CECILIA HARCHEGANI
- Banquo: RUSSELL CLEMENTS
- Fleance / Macduff’s Son / Young Siward / Child: CAMERON BRITT
- Lennox / Lady Macduff: JULIA GIOLZETTI
- Ross: WALTER MURRAY
- Seyton / Company: PHILLIP MAGIN
- 1st Murderer / Company: NICHOLAS HESSLING
- Doctor / 3rd Murderer / Company: DEANNA CALI
- 2nd Murderer / Company : JASMIN HADDAD
- Angus / Servant / Company: ADAM LIGHTFOOT
The program will be available here by Friday, October 5, 2018
Press images are not yet available for this production.
SAMUEL YOUNG (Macbeth) is incredibly humbled and honored to play the Scottish Thane. This is a dream come true for him, and he hopes to do the Bard proud. He was last seen at Coronado Playhouse playing Paul (the Kebab Guy) in King Charles III, and also played Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing last summer, and the year before that he was Horatio in Hamlet. He just finished the role of Producer for Romeo & Juliet with PowPac/Pickwick, and is extremely excited that he will be directing The Winter’s Tale next season here at Coronado.
ERIN PETERSEN (Lady Macbeth / 2nd Messenger) is a resident artist as well as the Education Program Manager for Intrepid Theatre Company. Intrepid credits: Honey (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf), Perdita (The Winter’s Tale), Hero (Much Ado About Nothing), Lydia (All My Sons), Witch (Macbeth) Polly (An Enemy of the People), Lady (Richard II) and Juliet (Romeo & Juliet) as well as numerous roles in Intrepid’s staged readings and is also a member of their Shakespeare for a New Generation Tour. Other credits include Skinless, HickoryDickory and Ten Cent Night with Moxie Theatre. When not onstage, Erin enjoys working as a director, choreographer and teaching artist.
KIRA BLASKOVICH (Duncan) is excited to be making her San Diego debut at Coronado Playhouse. Past credits include performances with Steppenwolf Theatre, Seattle Repertory, Labyrinth Theater, and the American Conservatory Theater. She has much love for past indie companies she has been a part of, namely Extant Arts and Impetuous Theatre. Kira received her BA from Berkeley and MFA from A.C.T. This performance, as always, is dedicated to her amazing husband and daughter.
RON MARCHAND (Macduff) is delighted to be back at Coronado Playhouse. His previous credits include The Tempest, King Lear, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, The Merchant Of Venice, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, The Boys Next Door, A Perfect Ganesh, Teibele And Her Demon and more. He has studied at The American Academy Of Dramatic Arts and HB Studio in New York and would like to thank his wife Dianne for her love and support.
MARTIN WHITE (Bloody Sergeant / The Porter) is ecstatic to be on stage for CPH’s production of Macbeth. After too long an absence from the stage, his “actin’ bone” is now getting the exercise and care it has been needing and he salutes all the people, inside of the cast and outside of the cast, that have provided it. Some of his past CPH roles have been Prospero in The Tempest, Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Leonato in Much Ado About Nothing and Claudius in Hamlet. “All hail, Macbeth!”
CECILIA HARCHEGANI (Malcolm) is thrilled to be making her Coronado Playhouse debut in Macbeth. Some favorite past roles include: Sheri in American Hero, Viola in Twelfth Night, Rona in 25th Annual…Spelling Bee, Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Honors include: LA Music Center Spotlight Award (Acting Semifinalist), ESU National Shakespeare Competition (top three finalist), Old Globe Regional Shakespeare Competition (First Place), SD Shakespeare Society Buckingham Scholarship, SD Shakespeare Festival (Best Actress). She’d like to thank the cast and crew for their endless hard work and talent. Cecilia would also like to thank you for coming out and supporting local theatre. Enjoy the show!
RUSSELL CLEMENTS (Banquo) is ecstatic to be back at Coronado Playhouse. He is a graduate of Point Loma Nazarene University with a major in Theatre and a minor in History. Past credits include Actor 1 in Baskerville (Scripps Ranch Theater), Paige/Achmed in Magic in this Soul and Pepper/Robert in Untold (SD Fringe), Oatcake in Much Ado About Nothing, Clown in The 39 Steps (CPH), Houdini in Ragtime in Concert, Lord Aster in Peter and the StarCatcher, Panch in Spelling Bee, Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast, Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof (YAT), Derrick in Know More!, Pappy in And Then They Came for Me, and Faustus in Tragical History of Dr. Faustus. Phil 4:4
CAMERON BRITT (Fleance / Macduff’s Son / Young Siward / Child) is thrilled to be making his Coronado Playhouse debut in Macbeth. Cameron was recently in Tchaikovsky Deconstructed at the San Diego Symphony. Cameron’s favorite credits include Edward Tulane in The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (Junior Theater), Charles Wallace in A Wrinkle In Time (Junior Theater), Javier in Akeelah and the Bee (Junior Theater), Peter in Peter and Wendy (Breakthrough Theater). Cameron also spends many hours with the Theater of Peace, spreading the word about anti-bullying. Cameron would like to thank the cast and production team for making his first show at Coronado Playhouse one to remember.
JULIA GIOLZETTI (Lennox / Lady Macduff) recently returned to San Diego after 12 years in NYC and is thrilled to be working on her second CPH show after playing Kate in King Charles III. Most recently, she was the dramaturg/text coach for PowPAC/Pickwick’s Romeo and Juliet. Off-Broadway: Drunk Shakespeare. Selected New York credits: World Premiere of PINK! (Samantha), And Miss Reardon… (Anna), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia), Othello (Iago), Cymbeline (Pisanio), The Winter’s Tale (Paulina), The Comedy of Errors (Adriana). Istanbul: The Tempest, Macbeth. San Diego: …Jimmy Dean (Edna), Plays by Young Writers at the Old Globe. BFA: NYU. Her greatest joy in life is her one-year-old daughter, Rosalind. www.JuliaGiolzetti.com
WALTER MURRAY (Ross) has appeared on stages in NY, LA, and SD. He was the co-founder and executive director of the SD Black Ensemble Theater. Has been in films The Case Regarding Joan of Arc and Your Name Here. Thank you to Drs Stanton, Epston and Levine.
PHILLIP MAGIN (Seyton / Company) is excited to be making his Coronado Playhouse debut in Macbeth. He has performed in several Shakespeare plays, as Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, Prospero in The Tempest, Grumio in The Taming of the Shrew, and several roles in a previous production of Macbeth titled Hateful Hands. He wrote, directed, and produced two shows for San Diego International Fringe Festival, Lady Windermere’$ FAM, and Fulcrum. Phillip is currently the co-host of a radio show called “Mainstage Mavericks” on KCR College Radio and is pursuing a BA in Theatre Performance at San Diego State University. Enjoy the show!
NICHOLAS HESSLING (1st Murderer / Company) This is Nicholas Hessling’s first time gracing the Coronado Playhouse stage. A recent graduate of San Diego State University’s Theatre Arts program, Nicholas is a working actor, teacher, and craftsman when the need arises. His recent works include Romeo and Juliet (PowPac & Pickwick Players), Macbeth (Trinity Theatre Company), Trojan Women (SDSU), Lobby Hero (Skull & Dagger Productions), and The Elephant Man (Mesa College Theatre Company). During the day, Nicholas teaches theatre performance as a part of a k-12 youth program, T3 Triple Threat in North Park.
DEANNA CALI (Doctor / 3rd Murderer / Company) is a SAG/AFTRA actor from Los Angeles. This is her first show with Coronado Playhouse and she is thrilled. She has been involved with the theater community since she was 4, and pursues acting as a career. Some of her roles include Inga in the Stage Coach production of Young Frankenstein and Jo March in the Daisy’s Madhouse production of Little Women. She had enjoyed featured roles on TV in The Goldbergs, Bones, and ABC’s Revenge.
JASMIN HADDAD (2nd Murderer / Company) is returning to Coronado Playhouse but this time for some fun-filled murder. She was recently seen here in King Charles III and is a local actor and teacher that has appeared on multiple San Diego stages. She wants to thank her lovely partner for supporting her in these devious endeavors on stage. She also wants to thank the audience for their support and hopes they are fans of nefarious murder plots.
ADAM LIGHTFOOT (Angus / Servant / Company) is an actor from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England, where he co-founded and co-directed local theater collective Spectrum Arts. Adam has acted across the stages of London and North East England in Blue Box Messiah, various Shakespeare productions, and his one-man show He Do the Police in Different Voices. He most recently appeared in The Importance of Being Earnest with The 413 Project. He has also acted in commercials for TV and radio, including work with the BBC. Adam attended Northumbria University, where he received a B.A. in Performance with First Class Honors.
DESHA CROWNOVER (Director) is an award-winning stage and musical director with over 75 shows to her name, ranging from intimate black-box style plays to fully-staged musicals. She has had the opportunity to direct, teach, and perform across the country for the past twenty-five years where her work has been commended by such theatre notables as Edward Albee, Ming Cho Lee, Patricia Zipprodt, and Timothy Near. She holds a Master’s degree in Theatre from SDSU and a B.A. in Theatre with an emphasis in Performing from UCSD and has served on the teaching faculty of SDSU, Cuyamaca College, and Santa Fe Christian Schools teaching music, acting, theatre history, public speaking, and speech and debate. Her work as a playwright has been produced at UCSD, SDSU, and Santa Fe Christian Schools, as well. Desha currently serves as the Artistic Director of San Diego Junior Theatre where she has taught and directed for the past twenty years. She is honored to be back at CPH where she has directed Seussical and The 39 Steps.
KATY SKYRUD (Producer)
MEGAN BARAHURA (Stage Manager) This is Megan’s third production at Coronado Playhouse. She was production assistant for Suessical and stage manager for The 39 Steps. She participates yearly with Breakthrough Workshop Theatre and she is ridiculously grateful to Desha and Ira for helping feed her theatre habit. She will be forever indebted to her brother, Michael, because she could not have accomplished all this without him. She also wishes to thank her youngest brother, Mark, for his patience and understanding on all the missed dinners and overall craziness.
JACOB SAMPSON (Set Designer, Special Effects Designer, Master Carpenter) is happy to be back at CPH. This marks his fifth production with CPH, most recently designing Next To Normal. Jacob is a native San Diegan and life-long theater junkie. He received a BFA in theatre arts from Stephens College before moving to NYC where he worked as a properties carpenter/artisan. He spent two summers with the Santa Fe Opera as a properties carpenter and recently moved back to San Diego to join the prop department at The Old Globe. Thank you for your continued support for the arts.
LISA SAMSON (Costume Designer) is a graduate of UCSB and a recovering theatre mom with a passion for theatre and costuming that dates back to her childhood days at San Diego Junior Theatre. She has worked on costumes for several youth productions and some high school productions. Excited by the challenges of working for the first time in community theatre, Lisa would like to thank Desha and the rest of the Coronado Playhouse team for trusting her with this opportunity.
KYLE WATERMAN (Lighting Designer)
MICHAEL COOK (Sound Designer)
(Choreographer & Movement)
WALTER MURRAY (Fight Captain) see actor bio above
KIMBERLY KING (Dramaturg) is a San Diego native, and 22-year veteran teacher with the South Bay Union School District. She currently serves as choral and drama director for SBUSD’s Visual and Performing Arts Program. She is happy and proud to serve in the San Diego theatre community on the San Diego Junior Theatre Board of Trustees as Education Chair, at The Old Globe Theatre as a Teaching Artist, Dramaturg and contributing writer for San Diego Rep. Theatre, and now Dramaturg for CPH’s production of Macbeth. Ms. King has performed musically in local bands since the mid-1980’s. More recently she has been seen in Our Lady of Kibeho, at the Moxie, two short films by Flatspace Studios, and in Coronado Playhouse’s production of James and the Giant Peach in the role of Ladahlord. Kimberly holds degrees in Music, Sociology, Contemporary Black Arts from UCSD, and a Master’s in Theatre Arts from SDSU- go Aztecs! She is the proud parent of 3 wonderful performers, Zack, Lily and Imahni, with whom she has begun Teenage Youth Performing Arts Theatre Company, (TYPA)
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MARISSA MOORHEAD (Assistant Director): is incredibly excited to be involved with this production of Macbeth. She has only recently begun her journey into assistant directing. Earlier this year she was an assistant director for the UC Santa Cruz Shakespeare to Go 50 minute, condensed production of Romeo and Juliet. She would like to thank her family and friends for being an amazing system of support.
ANTHONY ZELIG (Resident Lighting Board Operator)
(Live Audio Mixer)
LYNN SAMPSON (Set Dressing & Painting)