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Shakespeare’s haunting psychological thriller tells the story of a nobleman who will stop at nothing to become king.

In a mix of witchcraft, prophecy and murder, Macbeth dramatizes the damaging effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake. Macbeth explores the ideals of strength and courage and the relationship between gender and dominance in a tragedy filled with action and adventure. Consumed by youthful desire, we are left to wonder whose ambition is the driving force of the play—Macbeth’s, Lady Macbeth’s or both? Macbeth remains the most mysterious and unforgettable of Shakespeare’s plays.



Vanguard Lyceum Theater

55 Fair Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626


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  • June 22nd  – July 8th


  • Fridays at 7:30 pm
  • Saturdays at 2:00 & 7:30 pm
  • Sundays at 2:00 pm

brock-josephBrock Milhorn  (Macbeth)

Brock has performed for a variety of audiences from Colorado to California, both on the stage and in front of the camera. Brock proudly served in the U.S. Navy, forward deployed in Yokosuka, Japan, aboard the famed USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63). Traversing the globe on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier provided him with the type of grand perspective that only military service could provide, so he used it to his advantage, absorbing every nuance and quirk in what later would be referred to as Uncle Sam’s five-year character study. After being honorably discharged, in 2010 Brock turned his efforts to obtaining his B.A. in Theatre Arts and Business, first attending The Colorado Film School and later making the move back to Southern California where he made an immediate splash in the theatre community. Recently he was named Best Actor by OC Weekly in their annual “Best of OC” edition for 2017 (for role of General Longstreet in Maverick Theater’s World Premiere, The Killer Angels). Favorite past roles include: Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby, Sir Galahad in Monty Python’s Spamalot, General James Longstreet in the original stage adaptation and world premiere of The Killer Angels, Guildenstern in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, and Macbeth in The Scottish Play.

image1Amanda Zarr (Lady Macbeth)

Amanda Zarr is a professional actor and adjunct theatre professor who started on her creative path at Chapman University where she received her BFA. She began work with Shakespeare Orange County during her undergraduate education at Chapman and she was a company member for over 10 years.   Notable roles with the company include Juliet, Ophelia, and Lady Anne in Richard III.  She lived three years in Seattle, Washington where she attended the University of Washington and acquired her MFA from the prestigious PATP program. Amanda has worked in many popular TV shows and films and now works with the Newport Film Festival. She has received acting awards from major festivals and has had a film featured at Sundance. Amanda has also been a guest artist with the Pensacola Shakespeare Company, American Coast Theater Company, Ophelia’s Jump and Need Theater of Los Angeles and Santa Fe University of Art and Design where she worked with Jon Jory and Robert Benedetti. She teaches at Chapman University, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and San Gabrielle Valley School of the Arts.

Mark Piatelli (Banquo / Siward)

mark-piatelliMark Piatelli is happy to be joining American Coast Theatre Company a second time after performing in the West coast premier of Life Without Parole at the Edgemar Theatre in Santa Monica.  Mark received his MFA in Acting and Directing from California State University Long Beach; a BA from Yale University; a Certificate of Training from Circle in the Square’s 2-year acting conservatory in New York.  He played the roles of Hamlet and Petruchio for Shakespeare by the Sea, and Duke Vincentio in Meaure for Measure at the Franklin Stage Company in New York.  With Shakespeare by the Sea he also directed Richard III and Much Ado About Nothing which earned a Top Ten nod for the South Bay.  Most recently, Mark has been building his Signature Song business, creating custom songs for individuals, events or organizations.

0153Ryan Miller (Macduff)

Ryan is an actor and educator originally from Redlands, California.  Previous credits include Tartuffe, All My Sons, Last Train to Nibroc, The Hiding Place, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Life on Roosevelt Plaza, Three Sisters, and Development. Ryan earned his BA from Vanguard University and is a graduate of the MFA acting program at the University of California Los Angeles where he studied under SITI Company members J Ed Araiza and Ellen Lauren, as well as Paul Wagar, Judith Moreland, and Jean Louie Rodrigue. Ryan also works as an acting instructor in the musical theatre conservatory at Orange County School of the Arts.

eggingtonPaul Eggington (King Duncan)

Paul has previously appeared in ACTC’s productions of A Streetcar Named Desire, Boomers, The Taming of the Shrew, and Hamlet. He has a long background in professional theatre, most recently with Lamb’s Players Theatre in San Diego. An actor for over 30 years, he has performed in many theaters throughout the west and Off-Broadway. He has numerous television, film, and voiceover credits.


Alexis Stary (Witch) 

Alexis Stary is a May graduate of Vanguard with her BA in Theatre Arts. She is thrilled to be working with American Coast Theatre Company again after crewing Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guildensten are Dead (2016) and assistant directing Life Without Parole (2016). Prior acting credits include: The Importance of Being Earnest (Algernon), Our Town (Emily Webb), Matt and Ben (Matt), and Boeing Boeing (Gloria). Alexis thanks her loving family, supportive boyfriend, and faithful God for their constant encouragement.

unnamedPierre Ekladios (Malcom) 

Pierre is an actor and full-time student at Vanguard University, Originally from Alexandria, Egypt. His previous on-stage works include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Winter’s Tale, Into The Woods, Almost Maine and The Diary of Anne Frank. As well as stage managing Blame It On The Movies and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. He is concentrating in performance and directing under the Vanguard University Theatre Arts program.