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Centenary Stage Company’s NEXTStage Repertory hard at work to bring Shakespeare’s MacBeth to life

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – Centenary Stage Company’s NEXTStage Repertory is currently is in rehearsals and coming up on their production of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth adapted by Stephen Michael Davis.

A Scottish general, Macbeth receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth embarks on a journey to claim and hold the Scottish throne. Students have been working with period-specific physicality and combat styles to bring about the world of the play. Playing the role of the titular character is current student Jeremy Ashton.

Ashton has been seen in CSC’s productions of Living Dead in Denmark, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and The Merry Wives of Windsor. Playing Macbeth’s wife, Lady Macbeth, is current student Emily Kurnides. Kurnides has been seen in CSC’s productions of Living Dead in Denmark, the 2022 Holiday Spectacular, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, and Alice in Slasherland.

Performances will take place in the Little Theatre on the Centenary University campus at 400 Jefferson St. Hackettstown.

Tickets for Macbeth are $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for students and children under 12. Performances will take place Thursday, February 2 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, February 3 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, February 4 at 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, February 5 at 2:00 p.m.; and Monday, February 6 at 7:00 p.m.

For more information or to reserve tickets, visit or call the Centenary Stage Company box office at 908-979-0900. The Centenary Stage Company box office is open Monday through Friday from 1:00-5:00 pm and two hours prior to performances. The box office is located in the Lackland Performing Arts Center on the campus of Centenary University at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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