Thursday, July 8, 2010

MacHOMER: BART SIMPSON MEETS THE BARD

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and The Community Theatre at the Mayo Center for the Performing Arts co-present a one-man performance of Shakespeare's Macbeth—oops! I mean "The Scottish Play"—entitled MacHomer, on November 14 at the Community Theatre in Morristown.

This vocal spectacular features Rick Miller's impressions of over 50 voices from TV’s The Simpsons in a hilarious performance of Shakespeare’s Macbeth! With a script that remains 85% Shakespeare, Miller has performed MacHomer to capacity crowds across the U.S. and Canada. The show has also toured the world to rave reviews and awards in Scotland, England, Australia, and New Zealand.

Spot-on impressions of characters from the hit series populate this imaginatively staged version of the tragedy, a multi-media update truly “full of sound and fury.” The result is that rare jewel: an educational and entertaining show, which has amazed audiences of all ages, backgrounds and languages.

Tickets go on sale to the general public July 13 for the November 14 performance. Presale tickets will be available July 8–9; use code 11SHAKESPEARE when ordering!

"A hyper fast-forward meld of Shakespeare and The Simpsons" (San Francisco Chronicle), MacHomer is a "Comic Tour-de-
Force" (Toronto Star) featuring "50 Simpsons' voices that ring through the theatre with the Bard’s words... hilariously funny...the laughs are continuous" (L.A. Times).

Photo: Michael Cooper Photographic Shoots