"Is this a dagger which I see before me? Or a pizza? Mmm, pizza…" ponders Homer Simpson aloud in the international mega-hit that is MacHomer. The side-splitting one-man show transplants Shakespeare to Springfield, home of America’s favorite dysfunctional family.
“A breakneck one-man tour de force … Macbeth has never been so funny.”London Sunday Mail
Bridging the gap between cartoon fun and theatrical greatness, actor Rick Miller manages to turn Macbeth into a hilarious romp with more than 50 characters from the legendary animated show in a spot-on series of impersonations. True Shakespeareans will marvel at the way humor is highlighted throughout the original script which remains about 85% Shakespeare. And those who come more for the laughs are sure to see Shakespeare in a whole new light as well as appreciate the irony in tragic Homer’s portrayal of the Thane of Cawdor.
Rick Miller of MacHomer and Bigger Than Jesus is a veritable tour-de-force in the international theater scene, having created, starred in and otherwise supported dozens of productions in Canada and abroad. He has also hosted ABC’s Just For Laughs, been named one of the Most Creative People Alive by Entertainment Weekly.
A WYRD PRODUCTION IN ASSOCIATION WITH JEFF LORD / KIDOONS NETWORK, ERICH JUNGWIRTH / VOICECHAIR PRODUCTIONS AND RICHARD JORDAN PRODUCTIONS, LTD.
WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY RICK MILLER
DIRECTED BY SEAN LYNCH
DESIGNED BY BETH KATES
MACHOMER IS A WYRD PRODUCTION IN ASSOCIATION WITH JEFF LORD / KIDOONS NETWORK, ERICH JUNGWIRTH / VOICECHAIR PRODUCTIONS AND RICHARD JORDAN PRODUCTIONS, LTD.
RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 8 AND UP.
The Skirball Center's Big Red Chair Family Series is made possible in part with generous support from Joan Ganz Cooney and L. Jay and Mary Ellen Oliva with additional support from Con Edison for family educational and enrichment programming.