“Something wicked this way comes,” the cursed Scottish king once said, but what does he know?
Actor-director Marc Singer, of “The Beastmaster” (1982) fame, will play the starring role when Southern Shakespeare presents its next festival play, the tragedy “Macbeth,” in Cascades Park next spring.
Singer is best known for playing the bare-chested Beastmaster on the big screen and regular roles on such TV shows as “V.” The actor also won the L.A. Drama Critics Award for playing Petruchio in Shakepeare’s comedy “The Taming of the Shrew.”
“Marc is a friend of our previous special guest artist, Renee O’Connor, who graciously connected me to his agent,” actress and Southern Shakespeare executive director Laura Johnson said in an email on Monday. “I had seen clips from Mr. Singer’s stage performance in ‘Taming of the Shrew’ years earlier and was completely blown away. He is such an accomplished Shakespearean actor.”
The 70-year-old Singer will first visit Tallahassee in the fall, tentatively Oct. 25 through 28, to show “Beastmaster,” give a Q&A with fans, hold a masterclass with TCC students, meet locals during an evening that includes a scotch tasting, screen a different version of “Macbeth” and more.
A few years ago, Singer’s sister, actress Lori Singer (“Footloose”), visited Florida State Film School. They hail from an artistic family and their father is a classical-music conductor.
In the past, the Southern Shakespeare company has presented “As You Like It” and “Romeo & Juliet.” It’s free and open to the public.
For more information, read this article at Tallahassee.com