Monday, August 10, 2009

Georgia Shakespeare presents MacHomer

A comedic twist on Macbeth
Written and performed by Rick Miller
Limited engagement: August 26 - 30

8/10/09 Georgia Shakespeare announces a one-week-only engagement of the internationally renowned production, MacHomer. Written and performed by Rick Miller, MacHomer is the one-man, hilarious performance of Shakespeare's Macbeth, performed in over 50 voices from TV's "The Simpsons". With a script that remains 85% Shakespeare, MacHomer will leave you "exhausted with laughter" (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette). MacHomer is 70-minutes long and suitable for all ages.

"We are thrilled to bring Rick Miller's MacHomer to our stage," says Georgia Shakespeare's producing artistic director Richard Garner. "At Georgia Shakespeare, we pride ourselves on our ability to make Shakespeare's classic stories accessible to a modern audience. What better way to do that than to give Shakespeare's Scottish play a shot of adrenalin by merging it with the biggest pop-culture phenomenon of the last 20 years? MacHomer is sure to please Shakespeare lovers, 'Simpsons' fans, and anyone who enjoys a fun night out with friends."

MacHomer premieres Wednesday, August 26, and runs for one week only, through Sunday, August 30, at the Conant Performing Arts Center. For tickets and performance schedule, call 404.264.0020 or visit Georgia Shakespeare performs at the Conant Performing Arts Center on the campus of Oglethorpe University (4484 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30319).

"The man is a comic juggernaut - Robin Williams with edge, or Jim Carrey with taste - who carries the show to triumph. It's truly awesome. A one-man, comic tour de force...this is Shakespeare done just the way he'd like it." - The Toronto Star

MacHomer is written and performed by Rick Miller, is adapted from Macbeth by William Shakespeare and "The Simpsons" characters created by Matt Groening, and is directed by Sean Lynch, with lighting and stage design by Beth Kates.
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