You haven’t seen Macbeth until you’ve seen it presented by Dzieci.
And you’re not likely to see anything resembling it ever again!
~ David Finkle, Huffington Post ~
And MAKBET has never been seen in such an astonishing and darkly mysterious setting as The Widow Jane Mine in Rosendale.
On Saturday, August 21st at 3:00 and 6:30pm, this thrillingly unique performance will meet an equally thrilling and unique venue. Enter the splendor of The Widow Jane Mine, where a riotous clan from the “Old Country” greets you with song, dance, and divination, then leads you through the shaft, and into a whirlwind of passion, possession, and vaulting ambition, wildly careening around the gargantuan stone pillars and subterranean pools.
For Dzieci Theatre’s visceral take on Macbeth, actors spontaneously trade off parts from scene to scene, exploding the art of story telling, and creating a one-of-a-kind experience which audiences have said is, “Absolutely liberating!”
Makbet: The 6 Rules of Engagement
- Actors must know the entire text
- Actors may not play the same role in successive sequences
- Roles can be taken or given, embraced or refused
- Three actors alone will play the primary roles
- A chorus guides the ceremony
- Nothing else is planned
The most thrilling reinterpretation of Macbeth we’ve ever seen! If you’re lucky enough to catch this show while there’s still time, you should get what we mean when we say hats off—and on, and off again, and on again—to Matt Mitler and his small but convincing cast!”
~ Andrew Andrews, Opplaud ~
One of the most gut-punching productions of Macbeth I ever saw. A one-of-a-kind immersive show. The beauty of Dzieci’s production is that it can satisfy the tastes of very diverse audiences… Makbet is not to be missed!
~ Asya Dinilova, OnStage Blog ~
Memory fails if I have seen a realization of Macbeth that so captures its sense of confinement and moral entrapment as Dzieci’s does. There is something deadly serious about all of this, but also a certain wryness and good humor. This is not a Macbeth that leaves you thinking that human nature is irredeemable, but a cleansing ceremony, cathartic in the ancient sense, that does the opposite, dramatic substance as an agent of purification.”
Read John Osburn’s full review here: http://osburnt.com/makbet/
~ John Osburn’s Brilliant Review!~
“With the combination of ceremony, improvisation, and Shakespeare, Dzieci has created a fascinating, risky, and original work.”
~ Mitchell Conway, nytheatre.com ~
Theatre Group Dzieci, founded in 1997 by Matt Mitler, is an international experimental ensemble dedicated to a search for the “sacred” through the medium of theatre. Utilizing techniques garnered from such theatre masters as Jerzy Grotowski, Eugenio Barba, and Peter Brook, ritual forms derived from Native American and Eastern spiritual disciplines, and an ethic based securely in Humanistic Psychology, Dzieci aims to create a theatre that is as equally engaged with personal transformation as it is with public presentation.
Please visit: dziecitheatre.org
Here is an album of photos from this production, hosted on Facebook: