Macbeth and Twelfth Night plays opening Oct. 10

By Lauren Felder

Tamalpais High School’s Conservatory Theater Ensemble (CTE) presents Macbeth and Twelfth Night, two Shakespeare plays opening together on Oct. 10 to 15. Split into two 60-minute one-acts with a brief intermission, the combined show will begin at 7 p.m. on all six nights.

Senior Emma Korolev, starring as Lady Macbeth, expressed her excitement to see the contrast between the shows. “Macbeth is a tragedy with many fight scenes and Twelfth Night is an amazing comedy with singing and also some intense fight scenes,” Korolev said.

Drama teacher and Macbeth director Ben Cleaveland admires the ensemble that has already formed this CTE season. “I’ve loved working with this cast, they seemed bonded from the earliest rehearsals,” Cleaveland said. 

“We started rehearsal the day after school began and have prepped every week from there on out,” Korolev added. “I’m so proud of my Macbeth cast and the Twelfth Night cast for the amount of dedication we have put into learning lines, fight choreography, coming together as an ensemble, and taking risks to act vulnerable.” 

Through new funding from Tam High Foundation, admission to CTE plays is now free for all Tam students. For adults, tickets for the Macbeth and Twelfth Night show cost $12 in total and are to be bought at the door of Caldwell Theater. CTE recommends arriving early to ensure your seat and enjoy the show.