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664 Star Starred
Bruns Amphitheater
100 Gateway Blvd. Orinda, CA 94563
510-548-9666
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63 reviews
8 stars
attended Aug 04 2010

This guy is insanely talented (emphasis on "insane"). Condensing all of Macbeth & The Simpsons in just an hour and 45 minutes with no interruption is quite an amazing feat to pull off. Then he pulled off a hilarious cherry on the top finale of a...continued

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56 reviews
33 stars
attended Aug 03 2010

Unless one is thorough familiar with the Simpsons, a lot of the humor is lost. I'm not; probably shouldn't have attended. Note: there is no intermission and the production is slightly more than one hour.

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 03 2010

Loved the show! Took my 16 year old son and he really enjoyed it too. I smiled/laughed through the whole show so much my mouth hurt.

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Website

http://www.calshakes.org/v4/ourplays/2010/machomer.html

Quotes & Highlights

“A comic tour-de-force”  —_London Sunday Mail _
“Intelligent. . . .hilariously funny”  —Los Angeles Times
“So funny, one needs oxygen masks to drop from the ceiling to refill the lungs for more laughs.”  —Victoria News
“A comic juggernaut” —_The Toronto Star _

Description

Written and performed by Rick Miller

Adapted from William Shakespeare

Based on the characters created by Matt Groening

Designed by Beth Kates

Directed By Sean Lynch

California Shakespeare Theater, in association with WRYD Productions and Robert Friedman Presents, brings you MacHomer – a one-man performance featuring TV’s favorite dysfunctional family in a hilarious multi-media performance of Shakespeare’s bloodiest tragedy, complete with video projections and puppets. The script, which is 85% Shakespeare and 100% hilarious, stars Homer Simpson as MacBeth and Marge as Lady MacBeth, along with more than 50 other well-known Simpsons characters.

MacHomer sold out in both of its previous Cal Shakes runs (in 2003 at the Bruns Amphitheater and in 2006 at the Roda Theater in Berkeley), and has played to capacity crowds across the United States and Canada. The show has also toured the world to rave reviews and awards in Scotland, England, Australia, and New Zealand.

Following is a character breakdown of how Shakespeare’s play looks when performed by the people of Springfield: Duncan, King of Scotland (Charles Montgomery Burns); Malcolm, his son (Waylon Smithers); MacHomer, Thane of Glamis, later Thane of Cawdor, later King of Scotland (Homer J. Simpson); Lady MacHomer (Marge Simpson); Banquo, a Thane of Scotland (Ned Flanders); MacDuff, a Thane of Scotland (Barney Gumble); Fleance, Banquo’s son (Bart Simpson); Murderer No. 1 (Apu Nahasapeemapetilon); An Old Man, Murderer No. 2 (Grampa Abe Simpson); A Doctor, Murderer No. 3, (Otto Mann); A Porter (Krusty the Clown); Gentlewoman (Lisa Simpson); Policeman No. 1 (Chief Clancy Wiggum); Policeman No. 2 (Carl); Policeman No. 3 (Eddie); Hecate, Witch No. 1 (The Sea Captain); Witch No. 2 (Moe Szyslak); Witch No. 3 (Principal Seymour Skinner), Other Weird Sisters (Selma and Patty Bouvier) and Sideshow Bob Terwilliger as Apparition No. 4, and many others.

About the Ticket Supplier: California Shakespeare Theater

The California Shakespeare Theater is committed to being a leading community citizen by nourishing the imaginations of audiences, artists and learners of all ages. We are dedicated to creating boldly imagined and deeply entertaining interpretations of Shakespeare's plays, fresh rediscoveries of important works of World Theater, and new works inspired by classic literature. Through our Artistic Learning programs, we are devoted to providing meaningful and accessible educational opportunities to a diversity of learners throughout the Greater Bay Area.