John Guare's Lydie Breeze: Corrupt Ideals Haunt Gothic Melodrama
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A violent cycle of corruption and betrayal is set in motion when the popular King Duncan of Scotland is murdered by Macbeth, his trusted friend. Macbeth -- with his manipulative wife by his side -- achieves the power he believes he deserves, but the price is tragically high. Shakespeare's masterpiece provides a glimpse into the human heart, with the "black and deep desires" that are often found in even the best of men and women. Organic Theater Company's fresh take on this ageless tale sees this power couple's journey in its grotesque complexity. Learn More
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Featured review from Bob Armstrong
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I do like it. Perhaps the most self-consciously arty of the John Guare plays I've seen. There's even one scene where he defuses the melodrama by having another character make fun of the artifice involved in the previous scene. I "got" most of the symbols and mythology he was accessing. The usual Guare theme of commoners attempting to know celebrities (House of Blue Leaves, Six Degrees) continues from the first play in this trilogy (Women and Water, in which the heroine triumphs through a personal association with General Grant) with a Platonic twist I'd never considered before. Play is well-acted with attractive, non-fussy set design.