Blood of Macbeth: Shakespeare Gone Mad From Zombie Joe
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Tarell Alvin McCraney's latest acclaimed play tracks the coming-of-age of a group of talented young African-American prep-school singers whose choral prowess is woven seamlessly into the story. Pharus, the undisputed superstar of the choir, is searching for the courage to let his true self shine through, in this work by MacArthur Fellowship-winner McCraney (The Brother/Sister Plays), who's been called "without question, the hottest young playwright in America" (Chicago Tribune). The West Coast premiere reunites director Trip Cullman, star Jeremy Pope and several other cast members from its 2013 New York run. Learn More
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I hate zombies. Not my thing. But I love Shakespeare and when people mess with Shakespeare. I wasn't expecting much.
WOW. You guys are awesome. That direction was so totally innovative and TIGHT. What clear images. I'll have those mental snapshots running in my head for many days to come. Still digesting.
And what awesome acting. You guys wrapped your mouths around the words and totally committed to an esoteric interpretation.
Congratulations to all. I regret I saw it the last day and didn't have time to evangelize to others.
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Outrageously good reinvention, a variation on a theme, Kubrick meets Shakespeare in a postmodern mashup of original text removing all elements of self-doubt from the characters, a rocky-horrorshow vision of a modern age and what it is to be a...continued
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“…Josh T. Ryan directs his own nuthouse-redux adaptation with seven flesh-revealing weird sisters attired in an array of fishnet stockings and short shorts, while Macbeth prances around, eyes goggling, almost cross-dressed, androgynously fusing himself into his rabid-for-power Lady.” – _LA Weekly _
Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group celebrates their 20th anniversary season with their high-impact, post-apocalyptic, re-imagined Shakespearean spectacular, steeped deep in greed, ambition, magic, and murder.
Directed by Josh T. Ryan.
Featuring: Lizzie Bassett, Jacqueline Baxter, Michael Blomgren, Ren Harris, David Wyn Harris, Amir Khalighi, Chelsea Kurtz, Steve Madar, Beth Ricketson, Willy Romano-Pugh, Lauren Velasco, Helene Udy and Roger Weiss.