F.U.D.G.E. to Present MACBETH, 11/22-30
The F.U.D.G.E. (FRIENDS UNITED DEVELOPING GENUINE ENTERTAINMENT) Theatre Company will present their 13th Anniversary Season's Premiere Production of William Shakespeare's darkest and most powerful tragedy; the iconic bloodbath and merciless power struggle, MACBETH which will open on Friday, November 22 at The Arsenal Center for the Arts Black Box Theatre (321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA) where it will play through Saturday, November 30.
Directed by F.U.D.G.E. Theatre's Founding Artistic Director, JOEY DeMITA the haunting lust-driven blood-soaked play will have an original score by award-winning STEVEN BERGMAN.
Darius Eslami is the production's Stage Manager.
The designs are by JIM PETTY (Scenery) and TIM BOLAND (Lighting).
MACBETH will be played by DAVE RICH. LADY MACBETH will be played by LINDA GOETZ.
By most scholarly accounts, Shakespeare's MACBETH had its first public performance at London's Globe Theatre in April 1611.
Four hundred and two years later Joe DeMita and Steven Bergman have re-examined this cauldron of cruelty, tyranny, treachery, violence, guilt, mayhem, bedlam, murder, madness, maelstrom, betrayal, abject arrogance and blind ambition and have settled in for a two-weekend run at The Arsenal Center for the Arts Black Box Theatre.
MACBETH is arguably Shakespeare's bloodiest play opening amidst thunder and lightening with three witches projecting the unthinkable - regicide, assassination, massacre, insanity and decapitation.
Consumed by ambition and driven into action by his power-mad wife, Macbeth assassinates the Scottish King Duncan, usurping the throne and crowning Lady Macbeth Queen.
The Macbeths spectacularly spiral downwards as the new King does away with anyone who might even suspect his unthinkable crime.
The body count ascends astronomically until the Lady of the House goes to her death completely bonkers before Macduff beheads Macbeth for slaughtering his innocent family.
Mr. DeMita has directed and choreographed the lot! The dead. The living. The slaughtered. The betrayed. The assassinated. The Kings. The Queens. The Ladies. The Lords. The Thanes. The witches. The servants. The attendants. The Earls. The Generals. And the blood.
While Mr. Bergman has scored the unthinkable deeds.