Celebrate Good Times (Macbeth) at the West End Theatre

Theater Faction presents Celebrate Good Times (MacBeth), by Yuval Sharon, opening at the West End Theatre on the 3 Jun 2006, following previews from the 1 Jun and running through to the 11 Jun 2006.

Celebrate Good Times (MacBeth): Expands on the single scene of Macbeth�s grotesque banquet celebrating successful assassination (III.4). The superficial pageantry of the banquet will be elaborated in full detail, while earlier scenes flash before Macbeth as if in a hallucination. The production will include opera (selections from Verdi�s Macbeth), pop ballads, a rock band, electronica, avant-garde oboe, and even a Bollywood dance number.

�I think of this production as a cabaret noir: because no banquet could possibly be complete without entertainment, all of the guests at dinner entertain their hosts over the course of the meal,� says writer and director, Yuval Sharon. �So we have opera singers, dancers, piano players, and a rock band creating an evening�s entertainment, which should strike us as all the more macabre for it being�essentially�the celebration of a murder spree. This production takes a careful look at the guests at the banquet table; they are all complicit in the murder of Banquo, and will (literally) partake of the witches� brew as it�s served out as soup.�

The cast for Celebrate Good Times (MacBeth), directed by Yuval Sharon, features Jeff Meanza as Macbeth, Cara Consilvio as Lady Macbeth, and Victor Clark, Nicole D�Amico, Jonathan Day, Matthew Doers, Cherry Duke, Jef Evans, Sarah Fraunfelder, Tyler Hollinger, Adriane Lee, Beverly Love, Greg Marcel, Mark Moorman, Michael Mullin, Rajika Puri, Matt Sullivan, Sarah Tucker, Jonathan Whittle-Utter, and Nadine Zygaj.

The show has set design by Rich Murray, costumes by Jessica Watters and lighting by Ben Kato.

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