Saturday, November 8, 2008

Radio Macbeth (Court Theatre) - 11/8/08

SITI, a New York-based experimental theater company, is once again visiting Court Theatre with "Radio Macbeth", their adaptation of the the Scottish Play. A lot of things work here. I particularly enjoyed the the soundscape, which draws heavily from radio sound design techniques. Also worth mention are the moody, precise lighting design, as well as the seamlessly physical ensemble work (which the troupe exhibited so finely in "Hotel Cassiopeia", their previous project at the Court). However, some of the individual performances just pass for adequate, and I thought the play-within-a-play approach felt overly forced. Overall, a refreshing look at Macbeth.

Rating: *** (out of *****)

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