Saturday, August 12, 2017

Fringe Festival 2017: "Macduo"

Day: 9

Show: 36

Title: Macduo

Category: Drama

By: Three Crazy Sons

Created by: April and Robert Hubbard

Location: Bryant Lake Bowl

Summary: A two-person 60-minute adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth.

Highlights: Wife and husband team April and Robert Hubbard tell the story of the power hungry Macbeths in under an hour, playing all of the characters. Dressed in black and with few adornments to signify character (crowns, a scarf for the sisters), the projected display of scene and characters is helpful, even necessary, to follow the story. Both members of the couple give great performances in many different roles - April is creepy in three different ways as the sisters, Robert is a scarily ambitious Macbeth, and everything in between. If you're a Shakespeare lover, check out this concise adaptation that retains the most famous lines like "fair is foul, and foul is fair," "tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow."

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