Jon Hoche. Photo by Lia Chang

Jon Hoche to Lead Redhouse Arts Center’s MACBETH, Apr. 1-10

Jon Hoche. Photo by Lia Chang
Jon Hoche. Photo by Lia Chang

Redhouse Arts Center is presenting Macbeth starring Jon Hoche, the voice and puppeteer behind King Kong on Broadway, with Redhouse Associate Director of Artistic Programming Temar Underwood at the helm, Apr. 1-10, 2022. Redhouse Arts Center is located at 400 South Salina St, Syracuse, NY 13202.

Redhouse’s modern reimagining adds a touch more color and humor to one of Shakespeare’s darkest and haunting plays.

“This will be presented as a troupe of actors performing Macbeth”, stated Redhouse Artistic Director Temar Underwood. “Our goal is to interpret Shakespeare’s text in a way that makes it more accessible, meaningful, and entertaining for a modern audience that may find Shakespeare tough to relate to. We like to call it our Macbeth remix. It’s full of surprises.” He concluded.

This well-known play follows a brave Scottish general, who receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the Scottish throne for himself. He is then wracked with guilt and paranoia. 

Macbeth runs from April 1-10th at Redhouse Arts Center located at 400. South Salina Street. Macbeth sponsors include Shakespeare in American Communities (grant), Vision Federal Credit Union, WCNY Connected Show Sponsors include Season Sponsor: Pathfinder Bank and Bousquet Holstein and Talkback Sponsor: M&T Bank. On site, paid parking is available in the City Center attached garage on Clinton Street.

For Macbeth tickets, information and current Covid-19 show policy, call the Redhouse Arts Center box office at (315) 362-2785 or visit prior to attending the show.

Show Dates and Times

Friday, 4/1 @ 7PM – Opening

Saturday, 4/2@ 2PM – Matinee

Saturday, 4/2@ 7PM

Sunday, 4/3 @ 2PM – Matinee

Thursday, 4/7 @ 7PM

Friday, 4/8 @ 7PM- Sold Out

Saturday, 4/9@ 2PM – Matinee

Saturday, 4/9 @ 7PM

Sunday, 4/10 @ 2PM – Matinee

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Jon Hoche made his Broadway debut in the musical King Kong as the voice of King Kong.  He most recently appeared in the World Premiere (Center Theatre Group) and Off-Broadway Premiere (The Public Theater) of David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori’s new musical Soft Power, which was nominated for a GRAMMY Award for Best Musical Theater Album of which Jon is heavily featured on.  He was in the original cast of Vietgone both for the World Premiere (South Coast Rep) and the Off-Broadway Premiere (Manhattan Theatre Club). ​Jon is the Artistic Associate of Vampire Cowboys Theater Company, the creators of the genre “Geek Theater”.  The New York Times has said Jon Hoche “slyly interprets multiple comic roles with precision”. inducted him into their Hall of Fame in 2011. ​Jon has toured all of North America and Japan with the Tony Award winning Broadway show, War Horse, as a puppeteer and the show’s puppet captain.   Jon was selected to take part in the first diversity puppetry workshop at The Jim Henson Company in 2015. ​Off-Broadway, Jon has originated roles in Hello, From the Children of Planet Earth (Playwright’s Realm), Soul Samurai and The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G (Ma-Yi Theatre).  Other select credits include: Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England (Two River Theater); Dracula (Premiere Stages); Romeo and Juliet, Othello and Titus Andronicus (American Globe Theater); The Wong Kids in The Secret of the Space Chupacabra (Ma-Yi Theater); Little Shop of Horrors (Tantrum Theater, Gateway Playhouse).

Lia Chang

Lia Chang loves to tell stories that are diverse and inclusive – as an actor, a multi-media content producer, award-winning filmmaker, and a performing arts photographer and documentarian. Photo archives: Lia Chang Theater Portfolio collection,1989-2011, housed in the AAPI collection in the Library of Congress’ Asian Reading Room; Lia Chang Photography Collection in The Billy Rose Theatre Division of the New York Public Library. Awards: 2000 OCA Chinese American Journalist Award, the 2001 AAJA National Award for New Media. Lia is an AAJA Executive Leadership Graduate (2000), a Western Knight Fellow at USC’s Annenberg College of Communications for Specialized Journalism on Entertainment Journalism in the Digital Age (2000), a National Press Photographers Association Visual Edge/Visual Journalism Fellow at the Poynter Institute for New Media (2001), a Scripps Howard New Media Fellow at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism (2002), and a National Tropical Garden Environmental Journalism Fellow (2003). A co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, Lia makes films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. She stars in and is the Executive Producer for the indie films Hide and Seek (AA Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Best Actress Nomination), Rom-Com Gone Wrong, and When the World Was Young (2021 DisOrient Film Audience Choice Award for Best Short Narrative). Lia has also appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, and The Last Dragon. Along with an extensive career in Off-Broadway productions, favorite stage credits include her debut as Liat in a national tour of South Pacific with Barbara Eden and Robert Goulet and playing Joy in Signature Theatre’s revival of Sam Shepard’s Chicago.,

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