Macbeth, the Classic Shakespeare Tragedy at Chapman University
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Grand and uplifting, Les Misérables is a powerful affirmation of the human spirit and one of the most popular musicals of all time. La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts presents a brand-new production of this tale of passion and revolution in 19th-century France, which won seven Tony Awards on Broadway and was made into an Oscar-nominated film. Ex-convict Jean Valjean's struggle for redemption and the young, innocent love of his adopted daughter Cosette and the student Marius are set against the tumultuous backdrop of the French Revolution. It's a celebration of the human struggle for love, justice and happiness in the face of hardship, carried forward on a gorgeous score, including the beloved songs "I Dreamed a Dream," "Do You Hear the People Sing?" and more. Learn More
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Not bad for a student production by a very energetic troupe. A well conceived translation of the murderous tale to an indeterminant time was well directed. Nice costumes, well brandished [but cheesy] weapons and a back-lite stage were effective but the glare was hard on the audiences eyes at times. The roles were largely recited and [mostly] dramatically enacted but not always synchronously. The role of McDuff [R M Brandon] stands in memory as authentically rendered making us feel both his loss and his enraged vengeance. The later parts of the role of Lady Macbeth [Kelly Rogers] were memorable as well. The principal speakers had a tendency to shout their lines thereby limiting their emotional impact. The witches, while provocatively entertaining, sometimes resembled a pep squad rather than a menace. Doubling the witches and the murderers of Banquo caused a little cognitive dissonance. I would definitely go see another serious play at Chapman. [As to other reviewers sensitivity to the "sexuality"....this is Shakespeare dude]
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I agree with one of the other reviewers. The set was minimal, yet effective; the actors well rehearsed. However, I felt that sexuality was over used at times.I would not be able to bring my high school students to this production.
Directed by Thomas Bradac.
"By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes..." Macbeth is Shakespeare's darkest and most brutal tragedy of regicide, betrayal and supernatural power. A 400-year-old play inhabited by witches, warlocks, murderers and blind ambition, Macbeth could be ripped from today's headlines for its insight into the human condition. Staged by Thomas F. Bradac and designed by Don Guy, Chapman University's production will exploit Shakespeare's poetic language as it reflects upon contemporary human suffering and its need to survive and rebuild in the wake of devastation