After 3 1/2 months of extremely hard work by cast and crew, Macbeth opened to a packed house on Friday October 16th and played a sold out weekend at Blockhouse Bloomington.
Ken Pimple submitted the following review:
I’ve seen Macbeth live at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival and the Indiana University theater, as well as a couple of movies. Guess what? This was the best, hands down. As one would expect of an amateur troupe, the acting is uneven, but the key characters – Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Banquo, and Macduff – were played brilliantly.
Macbeth’s dramatic arch – confident warrior, hesitant traitor, determined murderer, guilt-ridden victim of his and his lady’s ambitions, sleepless paranoid, and defiant warrior – was masterful.
Lady Macbeth was charming, alluring, composed, and brutally insane.
Banquo was the most ghastly ghost I’ve ever seen.
Macduff broke my heart when he learned that his “pretty chickens and their dam” were gone.
There were also several humorous moments. The porter’s scene was bawdy and energetic, and Lennox’s description of the unruly night, capped by Macbeth’s response, was hilarious. You had to see it to believe it.