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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Rodolfo and Amelia are a passionate pair of Buenos Aires cabaret singers and lovers, who also happen to be on the lam from the law. Taking off for the Turkish desert, they hook up with a native who plays a mean guitar, realizing that it does take three to tango when you're on the run. Argentinian theater great Rafael Bruza's tango-inspired comedy gets its U.S. premiere from Teatro de la Luna as a Spanish-language production with English surtitles. 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.