Voodoo Macbeth: Futuristic Retelling of Orson Welles' Sensational Shakespeare Adaptation
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The last date listed for Voodoo Macbeth was Saturday April 13, 2013 / 8:00pm.
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Usually, it's unwise to judge a book by its cover, or a show by its title, but in the case of Oh Dad, Poor Dad ..., the show is every bit as nutty, twisted and absurd as its infamously memorable title would suggest. The first play of Pulitzer- and Tony-nominee Arthur Kopit (Wings, Indians and Nine), this "farce in three scenes" was a hit off-Broadway, on Broadway and on the silver screen in a film adaptation starring Rosalind Russell. Lots of guys think their dad is a stuffed shirt, but poor Jonathan's pop is actually stuffed, i.e. preserved and toted around in a casket by his over-bearing mother. Little wonder things get complicated when he and his mother arrive at a luxury resort with Dad, Venus flytraps and a piranha in tow. Learn More
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Featured review from Goldstar MemberRed Velvet
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Three stars for the actors. The production did them no favors; it demanded too much work on the part of the audience to follow the story. And why, with all of the fine actresses in Washington, DC, was the role of Lady Macbeth played by a man?
The Federal Theatre Project’s production of Voodoo Macbeth in 1936 is legendary for its cast of African-American actors. A marginalized group heretofore seen in primarily dancing and singing roles, the play challenged audiences to acknowledge and appreciate their clear talent and ability. Set in Haiti, Shakespeare’s themes of witchcraft and the occult were replaced by the island’s practices of voodoo.
TACT Artistic Director Jack Marshall sought in Director Kathleen Akerley an artist who most embodies Welles’ fearless pursuit of dynamic theater, with his willingness to break rules and expectations to keep the stage what it was meant to be: vivid, challenging, and controversial.