Voodoo Macbeth: Magic, Madness, and Murder
March 17, 2013
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Coming up soon: I play Lennox in The Voodoo Macbeth with TACT! We’re performing at Gunston Theatre 2 in Arlington, VA.
This show is pretty cool – it’s like the original Macbeth, only with Even More Magic. Hekate’s a bigger character, and the witches appear more frequently, or rather… well… okay:
What I really enjoy about it is that, in our rendition, the combination of roles means that the witches are playing multiple characters. This leads to the question: are the witches the base character (the root of the other onstage manifestations) or are they a character which imposes itself over another base ( maybe possession, maybe inner id, what have you, take your pick…)?
For our rendition, the witches are not their own base, but more a state of being (to see how we get there, you’ll have to see the show!). What I love about this is that my base character is a priest. This means that the witchery he undergoes deals a good deal with a crisis of faith, with the question of prayer versus magic, and from there, the question of madness. What happens to him in the work, you’ll have to see to know…
I have had a fantastic building this character. I invite you all to come see me perform, starting the 22nd of March. Tickets are on sale here!
Thanks again for reading!