Gruoch, or Lady Macbeth | The Charnel House | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through March 28 2015
Price: $15
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The initial red flag in Paul Pasulka’s new play is the use of the words "hoot" and "tickle" in quick succession. From there, it rapidly nosedives into a cacophony of grunts and foul language, with occasional snatches of poorly performed Shakespeare. It’s hard to lay out plot points for a play that fights so hard against cohesion, but here goes: This is a story about witches. It may or may not be set in the 90s, as is suggested by the set's outdated electronic devices. For some reason, these 90s (maybe) witches are following Macbeth’s ascent to the Scottish throne. So they intercept his wife, Gruoch, in order to manipulate her, though they have no apparent motivation to do so. Well, la-di-da. There’s another play about Gruoch–Dunsinane–currently showing at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Spare yourself a headache and see that one. —Chloe Riley

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