"Something wicked this way comes...."

The Rude Mechanicals proudly present MACBETH

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On a barren heath, three sisters tell the great and bloodied Macbeth that he is fated to be King of Scotland. And so begins a terrifying series of events that lead to the murder of Kings, friends, mothers and their children. Macbeth and his Lady fall prey to a soul-corroding guilt as they desperately try and cling to the defiled crown.

Performances are October 26, 27, 28 and November 2, 3, and 4 at The Uptown Theatre
Show time is 7 PM each night, along with 2 PM matinees on October 28 and November 4. Tickets on sale October 1 on our website and at the Tri-Cities Academy of Ballet and Music.

Suitability suggestions: This story of war and horrific choices resulting in tragic consequences may be most enjoyed by audience members ages 13 and up. This production will include stage violence and intense dramatic moments that may be overwhelming for younger audience members. A “Backstage Pass” pre-show event is available before each performance to discuss themes and elements of the play, and to answer any questions audience members may have. (Backstage Pass tickets are $10 and will be available at all ticket outlets.)

For more information, please e-mail Artistic Director Ellicia Elliott at

Our 2017-2018 season begins!


directed by Ellicia Elliot
October 26, 27, 28 and November 2, 3, and 4 at The Uptown Theatre.

directed by Emily Richman
February 15, 16, 17, and 22, 23, 24 at the Uptown Theatre.

directed by Cameron Milton
June 14, 15, 16,  and 21, 22, 23 at the Uptown Theatre.

Questions? E-mail our Artistic Director, Ellicia Elliott, at


Hermia Character Poster

Our final character poster for A Midsummer Night's Dream is here!

Hermia (played by Diana Milton) just wants to marry the woman she loves. But her father, Egeus, isn't happy about the idea, and Hermia and Lysandra decide to run away together. When misguided fairy magic turns the lovers against each other, watch out!

Only four shows left! Tickets are available now. Do you have your seat reserved yet?


Lysandra Character Poster

The penultimate character poster for "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is here, featuring Lysandra (played by Raleigh Hawthorne).

Lysandra is in love with Hermia, and wants to marry her, but Hermia's father isn't so keen on the idea. The pair decide to run away from Athens to be together... but when Lysandra gets dosed with some fairy love magic things get even more complicated!

A Midsummer Night's Dream continues this weekend. Tickets are available at now!


Bottom Character Poster


Ever wonder where we got our company name? The Rude Mechanicals are an amateur acting troupe in "A Midsummer Night's Dream", and their featured performer is Bottom, also the subject of our first character poster. Bottom (played by Michael Speegle in our production) has an inflated sense of his own skills, and when he has a run-in with the fairies, well... perception becomes reality.

We're so excited to share the show that gave our company its name. "A Midsummer Night's Dream" opens THIS WEEK so buy your tickets now!