Skip to comments.Babes With Blades Presents An All-female Production Of MACBETH 4/27-5/30
Posted on 04/09/2009 11:18:20 AM PDT by nickcarraway
Babes With Blades closes its 2008-2009, 11th anniversary season with an all-female production of William Shakespeare's "Macbeth," directed by Next Theatre's Kevin Heckman. Enter a Scotland wracked by treachery and possessed by supernatural forces - a kingdom where loyalty is fatal, ambition is madness, and no motivation is pure. This production features mask work and broadsword-driven stage combat. The cast will be joined by youth actresses from The Viola Project, a Chicago organization offering Shakespeare performance workshops for girls 8-18 (violaproject.com). The show runs about two hours with one intermission. Note: "With" is capitalized in Babes With Blades.
La Costa Theatre (note venue change from Dream Theatre) 3931 N. Elston Ave., 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60618 Street parking; CTA: Blue Line L Irving Park/Pulaski stop, #80 Irving Park bus
Opens on Monday, April 27, 2009, 8 p.m. (reception following) Closes on Saturday, May 30, 2009 Runs Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m. Previews on April 19 and 26 at 3 p.m., and April 24 and 25 at 8 p.m. Pay-What-You-Can Shows on Thursdays (except closing weekend May 28) Is This a Kegger I See Before Me Shows on Fridays (except closing weekend May 29) - details forthcoming on BabesWithBlades.org Post-show talkbacks on Sundays (except Memorial Day weekend May 24) Collection for The Viola Project from May 14-17 Donation of proceeds from half the house on May 22 will benefit Dream Theatre; half the house on May 29 will go to actor Will Schutz, battling cancer without insurance
TICKETS: 773-880-0016, Babes With Blades Box Office; HotTix $20 for general admission $13 for students and seniors with ID $7 for previews Group rates available Pay-What-You-Can Thursdays (except closing weekend May 28) Play Money accepted (good at multiple theatres throughout Chicagoland - available through the League of Chicago Theatres, chicagoplays.com)
STAFF: Babes With Blades ensemble members Leigh Barrett (Assistant Director, Lighting Design), Libby Beyreis (Fight Choreography), and Kjerstine McHugh (Stage Manager). Guest artists include Kevin Heckman (Director), Julie Lutgen (Set Design), Lori Mages (Props Design), Kimberly Morris (Costume Design), and Robert Young (Sound Design).
CAST: Babes With Blades ensemble members Managing Director Amy E. Harmon (Macduff), Gillian N. Humiston (Witch, Young Siward), Jennifer L. Mickelson (Malcolm), Artistic Director Stephanie Repin (Banquo), and Kathrynne Wolf (Macbeth). Guest artists include Nika Ericson (Lady Macbeth), Delia Ford (Duncan), Kim Fukawa (Ross), Melanie Kibbler (Witch), and Rachel Stubbs (Witch, Lady Macduff). Featuring Viola Project youth actresses (and sisters) Ileana and Xena Becker.
Babes With Blades' 2009-10 season opens with the fall 2009 world premiere of "The Last Daughter of Oedipus" by ensemble member Jennifer L. Mickelson. The season concludes with the spring 2010 world premiere of the winner of Babes With Blades' international playwriting competition, Joining Sword & Pen, sponsored by S.A.F.D. Fight Master David Woolley.
Babes With Blades, 630-362-7008 postal@BabesWithBlades.org, www.BabesWithBlades.org
So, I guess it’s still useless?
LOL! I guess you Navy (swabbies) guys enjoy sword fights.
It would not be the hot chicks right? ;-)
I prefer the all nude Hamlet.
I went to the site but no pics. This is BS! ;-)
I liked Hamlet as performed on Gilligan’s Island.
“Neither a lender or a borrower be. Do not forget. Stay out of debt. Forthright and utter frugal you must be. Guard that old solvency! There’s just one other thing, you have to do. To thine own self be true.”
This has been a Harold Heckuba Production.
Are you serious?
Absolutely. It starred Peter Stormare (the blonde killer from “Fargo”).
And Heckuba was played by...? (A little Holy Thursday TV trivia)
HH was played by Phil Silvers!
Peter Stormare is great. He is a Swede and he has been in a lot of movies but he always looks different in each one.
Unrelated? Darn. I was gaining a real appreciation for the theatre for a moment. ;-)
For their next production, perhaps a performance of The Last Supper?
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