Macbeth

Synopsis

The Other Theatre presents Shakespeare’s tale of ambition, murder and magic in French and Haitian Creole.

In a land ravaged by war, a loyal soldier is tempted to seize power at all costs.   An honorable man turned tyrant through greed and desire, Macbeth pits himself against the natural order, his rise and fall brought to life by the force and beauty of Shakespeare’s text.  A tale where the living and the dead exchange faces, where the magical and the mortal become indistinguishable, Macbeth invites the spectator into the heart of dreams and madness.

In May 2010, we were invited to present an excerpt in front of the Governor General of Canada, the Honorable Michaëlle Jean, as part of an event organized by the Regroupement des jeunes chambres de commerce du Québec.

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Credits

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

French translation F.-V. Hugo

Creole translation Rodney Saint-Éloi

Directed by Stacey Christodoulou

With:

  • Cynthia Cantave
  • Charles-Smith Métellus
  • Philippe Racine
  • Vanessa Schmit-Craan
  • and
  • Franck Sylvestre

Set Design

Amy Keith

Costumes

Marija Djordjevic

Music

Serge Geoffroy and François Girouard

Lighting Design

David Perreault Ninacs

Stage Manager

Barbara Zsigovics

Production Manager

Isabelle Beaudry

Technical Director

Guillaume Brind'Amour

Dates: April 7 -28, 2010

Venue: Segal Centre Performing Arts, 5170, Côte Ste-Catherine (Metro Côte Ste-Catherine)

Schedule: Nightly at 8:30 PM, Wednesday Matinees 1:00PM. No performances Fridays.

Tickets: $20 ($15 students and seniors, $10 Carte Premières)

Reservations: (514) 739-7944

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Press

Graceful gestures enhance time-honoured lines in this dance-informed, ritualistic piece. ... The co-opting of a local park into the decor is but one of many deft visual touches within this not-to-be-missed production.
The Gazette
April 9, 2010
... a sinewy hot-blooded production, so contained, so inviting, it feels like a series of scenes you’ve stumbled upon by accident, hidden in the shelter of a stand of mango trees as you spy on the unfolding horror."
Montreal Mirror
April 15, 2010

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