MACKERS!

comedy · mark marcus mark productions · Ages 16+ · flashing lights · world premiere · United States of America

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GORDON MEACHAM certified reviewer June 17, 2018
tagged as: comedy · shakespeare · brechtian · spoof · lampoons · funny
I just finished a run of Macbeth (the second in my acting career) and what fun it was to see everything that challenged or confused me in the text lambasted on stage. This show was exceptionally funny. I wish I could remember specific jokes to quote in this review, but they were TOO. LEGION. Comedic timing was impeccable every step of the way and I could not tell what was improvised or scripted. I was pleasantly surprised to see so much respect for the audience acknowledgement of Brecht used so accurately and tightly. There were so many moments that were magical. What a fun show. Mackers! is just one more excitingly brilliant piece of theatre in a city that tragically underrates the art.... full review
LAURA JAMES certified reviewer June 09, 2018
tagged as: HILARIOUS!
A rollicking good time! Super fun. Absurd. Hilarious. Do yourself a favor and go see this show!... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 08, 2018
Take some of Macbeth, throw in a healthy dose of Monty Python, a dash of Family Guy cutaways, and an abundance of joy, and you will have the delightful and wonderfully theatrical Mackers. This show breathes new life into the play from beginning to end.... full review
MICHAEL STURGIS certified reviewer June 08, 2018
Irreverent and shamelessly crude, but also intentional and in Shakespeare's spirit. ... full review
JOHN BRAHAN certified reviewer June 08, 2018
High energy from start to finish. The actors effortlessly moved from scene to scene with speed and intention. I never felt that I was just sitting in the seats waiting for them to get the set together. Hilarious. At the same time, the actors honored the tragic and intense moments. The message of the text was communicated incredibly well, and I have never found a Shakespeare play more easy to follow. I never asked, "What does that mean?" They played their own instruments at moments in the show and added a unique and organic element of sound to the performance. Loved the show. Great job overall. Fans of classical theatre should check this out. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 08, 2018
Funniest show I've seen at Fringe! I laughed till I cried and felt genuinely moved during the dramatic scenes (before laughing riotously at the next comedic bit).... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 09, 2018
Macbeth....not the tragedy but the comedy. Ghosts, witches, murder, surly children, beautiful queen, madness, and cross dressing. Its Shakespeare for this age.... full review
KARL STELTER certified reviewer June 09, 2018
tagged as: funny · genre blending · original · irreverent
Thoroughly original and enjoyable blend of classic, modern, and breaking-the-fourth-wall take of Macbeth!... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 09, 2018
tagged as: hilarious · Engaging · smart.
Come for the regicide, stay for the drag number. The magic is in the edit, and what the actors do with the text. 10/10, would see again. ... full review
SARAH TITHER-KAPLAN certified reviewer June 10, 2018
This show is the best thing I've ever seen at The Fringe. Rose Bochner's direction is truly incredible. I never thought I needed to see a comedic version of Macbeth, but now it's the only version I want to see. This show is what would happen if Hedwig and The Angry Inch had a lovechild with Monty Python while tripping on mushrooms in Birnam Wood. It's genuinely hilarious, and not in a contrived way. You don't need to be a Shakespeare nerd to understand it, but even Shakespeare nerds will have fun at this show. What a ride! ... full review