The astounding Dzieci Theatre is back for two shows on September 10th , 3pm and 6:30 pm with their engrossing version of Shakespeare’s Macbeth! Played in and around the Widow Jane Mine!
You haven’t seen Macbeth until you’ve seen it presented by Dzieci… an eye-popping-ear-poking confirmation that Shakespeare once again constructed something not easily degraded. And you’re not likely to see anything like it ever again.David Finkle, Huffington Post
On Saturday, September 10th, a thrillingly unique ensemble meets an equally thrilling and unique venue. Enter the splendor of The Widow Jane Mine with Dzieci Theatre, where their riotous clan from the “Old Country” will greet you with song, dance, and divination, then lead you between the gargantuan stone pillars and around the subterranean pools, in a riotous whirlwind of spine-tingling theatrical invention.
With feats of astonishing physicality and otherworldly choral chanting, Dzieci’s Makbet (their boldly visceral take on Macbeth), comes alive through the unflinching performance of a handful of actors who take turns spontaneously trading off parts at the drop of a hat, exploding the art of storytelling, and creating a one-of-a-kind experience which audiences have said is, “Absolutely liberating!”.
Two performances Saturday, September 10th at 3:00 and 6:30pm!
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.”John Osburn
Read John Osburn’s full review here: http://osburnt.com/makbet/
“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: