In Macbeth, the legendary Scottish thane and his powerful wife murder their way to the top, only to later suffer the devastating consequences. More complexity is added to the story by having women portray both genders: wives, warriors, children, and kings. Using instruments, fabric, song, movement, and imagination, the audience is fully immersed and incorporated into the experience. Macbeth is 90 minutes with no intermission.
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Spirits to enforce; art to enchant.
"BEYOND THERAPY" traces the precarious romance of Bruce and Prudence, two hapless singles who initially meet through a personal ad. After an utterly disastrous first date, the dejected pair retreat to their respective analysts. Prudence's therapist (a lecherous bully with designs of his own on her) insists that she learn to accept imperfection, while Bruce's scatterbrained analyst gleefully suggests another ad with a much-revised personal description. But again Prudence answers the call. Chaos ensues as the bisexual Bruce's live-in boyfriend becomes jealous of the budding lovebirds and takes matters into his own hands. Is their relationship star-crossed, or can Bruce and Prudence find happiness living "beyond therapy?"
The play will be performed in American Sign Language (ASL), but non-deaf audiences will be able to enjoy the show as well, thanks to two voice actors who are incorporated into the world of the play. According to Artistic Director Aaron Kubey, "The technique we use when we incorporate our voice actors on the stage with our deaf actors is a seamless one, in which we place them in the scene as background actors. For instance, in the opening restaurant scene, our voice actors would be another couple enjoying a dinner while the lead characters meet for the first time. It's our goal to try and incorporate the voices into the scene as closely as possible, but allow the focus to remain on the deaf actors."