Macbeth | The Artistic Home | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through April 26 2015
Price: $28-$32
Shakespeare’s Scottish play is easily interpreted as one big war parade, all swords, banners, and drums. But in this Artistic Home production, director Scott Westerman drills deep into the tragedy’s seductive ooze—here the eye of newt sees more clearly than the eye of man. Welcome to postapocalyptic Macbeth, where freshwater is the ultimate bounty and polluted bogs mirror the larger pollution of the state. You listen before you look in this savage swamp world, which echoes of scraping knives and hushed cymbals. And the cast has a knack for keeping you there, notably Frank Nall as the vengeful Macduff and Maria Stephens as a subtle, biting Lady Macbeth. As Macbeth, John Mossman doesn’t shy away from the title character’s humor and likability—we root for him as we would a clueless action hero. Until, that is, the first dagger starts to float. —Chloe Riley



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