Contemporary and classical pop culture converge in the multimedia production MacHomer. The one-person show, which tells the story of Shakespeare's Macbeth through the characters of the television series The Simpsons, begins previews at the Studio Theatre on May 2.
This production is created and performed by Canadian Rick Miller, who adopts more than 50 different Simpsons character voices while retaining most of Shakespeare's text. This one-man saga of blind ambition, fate and doughnuts has become an international hit, earning delighted acclaim from audiences of all ages.
"Rick Miller is an actor of monumental talents with a wicked sense of humour," says Artistic Director Des McAnuff. "He and I had a marvellous meeting a year ago in Sydney, Australia, to talk about his promising future at Stratford. I am thrilled to have him presenting this brilliant one-man show as the inaugural production of our 60th season."
"This production will delight not only audiences who know and love Macbeth but also those who have never dared to try a Shakespeare play before," says General Director Antoni Cimolino. "I can't think of a more hilarious introduction to our greatest cultural icon."
The production runs for a limited engagement, opening officially on May 5 and closing on May 26.
MacHomer is a WYRD Production in association with Jeff Lord/KIDOONS Network, Erich Jungwirth/VoiceChair Productions and Richard Jordan Productions, Ltd.
MacHomer is adapted from William Shakespeare's Macbeth and characters created by Matt Groening.
For more information, visit http://www.stratfordfestival.ca/.