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The Youth Performing Arts School presents Macbeth

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LOUISVILLE KY (WAVE) – Georgette Kleier, director of the Youth Performing Arts School's production of The Tragedy of Macbeth (commonly called Macbeth), appeared on WAVE 3 Listens Live! on Wednesday along with students who performed a scene from William Shakespeare's play.

Macbeth is one of Shakespeare's most famous and complete tragedies about a man who commits regicide to become king and then commits further murders, prompted by his wife, to maintain his power.

The play clearly demonstrates the corrupting effect of ambition, but also deals with the relationship between cruelty and masculinity, tyranny and kingship, treachery, violence, guilt, prophecy, and disruption of the natural order. Written between 1607 and 1609, Macbeth reflects the actual rise to the English throne by James I.

The Tragedy of Macbeth will be performed in the Experimental Theatre, 1517 S. 2nd Street, at the Youth Performing Arts School September 28 and 29 and October 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $10 and student/senior tickets are $9. Visit the YPAS website, www.ypas.org, to order tickets or call (502) 485-8355.

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