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Plays and Such with Jorj Savage

October 29, 2010

Editor’s Note:  MacBeth in 3 hours.  “Dear Carl – Roi Martin and I saw it this evening.” 

Greenstage is doing MacBeth at their space at Fifth and Lenore and tonight, (Thursday 10/28/10), I got in although 40 people were turned away.  It’s a fun MacBeth.  The witches are blonde in gold dresses.  There’s a barbershbop quartette with Mok Moser singing bass.  Ryan Spickford plays MacBeth with great althleticism.  A cast of 17, some playing multiple roles is full of promising actors.  It’s done fast paced and rips along skimming the surface of the story.

Erin Day appears at McDuff in a silly Amelia Erhart pilot’s outfit.  You see her a few times and then in the second act suddenly she is there, she is McDuff, told that his wife has been killed and his children.  You see her eyes.  Are you sure she asks.  Yes and the dog.  She stares into space.  She is a man who has lost his family. I was moved to tears.  And then she kisses her sword and you know MacBeth doesn’t have a chance.

A few scenes later she is much abusing him.  Kicking him saying that’s for my wife, that’s for my children.  She kicks him ten feet.  For my dog.  She cuts off his head and holds it high and the audience cheers.  And it becomes a play about McDuff not MacBeth.  You see what real theater is, what Shakespeare can be when played by a real actor. “Tis enough.  Twil serve.”

– Jorj

Photo by Carl Nelson

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