The Comedic Tragedy of Macbeth, staring LaMont Hendrix.
In Dunsinane Sanitorium, an early 20th century insane asylum, a lowly janitor (Macbeth) bonds with five patients: a delusional bipolar who thinks she is his wife, a schizophrenic best friend, and three patients with multiple personalities (ranging from the superintendent of the asylum to witches, murderers, and physicians). Join us for this Halloween twist (It’s October) to the classic Shakespearean tragedy.
Director Rebecca Lynne elaborates, “All too often when approaching the tragedies, artists fail to emphasize the comedy that Shakespeare ingeniously weaves throughout each of his plays. By setting this classic in a sanitorium without any adjustments to the original text, Shakespeare’s innate humour is grandly emphasized while the entire story is encompassed in layers of fantastic situational comedy. Most importantly, poignant truths found within the tragic elements are thrown into striking relief through the powerful contrasts. The beautiful result is a thoroughly enjoyable, energetic, and thought-provoking Macbeth.”
**Please bring blankets and/or lawn chairs to sit on. Picnics are welcome, and dress warmly!
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