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Macbeth: A Reimagining on the Streets
August 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
POP Montreal presents throughout the streets of Montreal’s Plateau and Mile End on August 29th
Adapted and directed by Heather O’Neill
Featuring Joe Bagel as Macbeth
and Dakota Jamal as Lady Macbeth
This grand, wild, shoe-string budget theatrical happening is a creative mounting of Shakespeare’s Macbeth on the back of a moving truck on which a stage, replete with music, trees and smoke machines, has been built. The stage will always be moving so audiences can emerge on their balconies and porches to view the spectacle while social distancing. Only the major scenes of the play will be re-enacted, so each audience member will find themselves in the climax of the action of the iconic piece. These scenes have been entirely rewritten in modern language to include contemporary themes and explosive humour.
The play will move on through the streets of the Mile End and Plateau on August 29th, engaging and reacting to audiences as they come out to hoot and holler and provoke and laugh. Performances begin at 7pm next to St. Viateur Parc, move through the streets of Mile End and end on Esplanade next to Jeanne-Mance Parc at 9pm.
Part clown show, part performance art, the creation promises to be street theatre at its best. In eschewing the large budgets that hamper the meaning of Shakespeare, the work returns it to its punk rock survivalist roots.
For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2653865504827021/
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