October 9th – November 2nd 2014
Performances on Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 7pm. Tickets are $20.
Reservations: (310) 392-7327. Online ticketing: Click here
How does a man become a monster? Shakespeare’s tragic masterpiece takes us inside the troubled mind of a murderer, and charts Macbeth’s horrifying journey from war-hero to tyrant, from “peerless kinsman” to “fiend of Scotland.”
Featuring a versatile six-actor cast, immersive multi-media, and some of the greatest language ever written, this dynamic new production of MACBETH brings immediacy and intimacy to a dark, shocking, timeless classic.
PETER RICHARDS (Director) is a New York-based director and actor who grew up in Santa Monica. Directing credits include: The Aliens by Annie Baker, Elizabeth Rex by Timothy Findley, Dying City by Christopher Shinn, and Brilliant Traces by Cindy Lou Johnson, all at Opera House Arts; Big Love, by Charles L. Mee; 400 Parts Per Million with Blessed Unrest. He is a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Director’s Lab. Performance credits: Romeo and Juliet, R&J&Z, As You Like It, Antony and Cleopatra, Measure for Measure at Opera House Arts; Olly’s Prison and Dido, Queen of Carthage at American Repertory Theater; Othello at American Stage Theater; From the House of the Dead, Boris Gudanov, and Hamlet at The Metropolitan Opera, among others. TV: “Law and Order: SVU” and “As the World Turns.” He is a founding member of Conni’s Avant Garde Restaurant, an Associate Artist with Blessed Unrest, and has worked as a guest artist at Bates College. MFA in acting from A.R.T. Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University. BA from Harvard College.
Jenny Greer (Ross, Witch, Others): Most recently Jenny performed in “Dedicated to a True Lover (and therefore probably nobody)” based on the work and biography of Rainer Werner Fassbinder, directed by Zoe Aja Moore (this September for LAX fest,Bootleg Theater). Other Los Angeles credits include “Prometheus Bound”, Getty Villa, “Eternal Thou” at Studio SCR and Atwater Village Theater, and “Cattywampus” at REDCAT NOW fest, Son of Semele, STUDO SCR, and also at Incubator Arts Project in NYC. Jenny has acted regionally and in NYC. She has a BFA in Acting from UNC Greensboro and an MFA from CALARTS. Calarts roles include “Desire Under The Elms”(Abbie), “Henry V” (Hostess, Chorus, Alice), and “HellzaPoppin” (Kitty Rand). This performance, as always, is for Ian.
Thomas Piper (Macbeth): A fairly recent transplant from New York, Thomas is thrilled to be making his Los Angeles stage debut in “Macbeth” with Peter Richards at the helm. New York stage credits include Richard in Andrei Serban’s “Richard 3” La MAMA ETC, C.S. Lewis in “The Great Divorce” Magis Theatre Co., “As I Lay Dying” Ohio Theatre, “We Killed Curt Cobain” Ensemble Studio Theatre, “The Trojan Women” American Studio Theatre and “Hamlet” (Hamlet), “Othello” (Iago), “Taming of the Shrew” (Petruchio), and “Much Ado About Nothing” (Benedick and Dogberry), with Piper Theatre Productions (oddly enough, no relation). Regionally Thomas has appeared at The Alliance Theatre, American Repertory Theatre, New Repertory Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, and The Stonington Opera House-– to name a few. TV: “Law and Order:SVU”, “Rake”, “As the World Turns”, Dennis Leary’s “Merry F#%$in’ Christmas”, and “Life Lines”. Film: “Vodka Rocks”, “Zeitgeist”, “The Con Artist”, “Doomer Chicks”, “Open Book”, and “You Don’t Know Jack” with Al Pacino. Thomas is a graduate of Duke University, holds an MFA in Acting from Columbia School of the Arts, and is a founding member of Conni’s Avant Garde Restaurant.
Mark Rimer (Banquo, Porter, Others): “The Manor” (Greystone); Talhotblond, “Cyrano de Bergerac” (Ruskin Group Theater); King John, “All’s Well” (Shakespeare By The Sea); “Taming of the Shrew”, “Hamlet”, “Much Ado” (The Colonials); “Macbeth” (A Noise Within); “Oedipus”, “Arms and the Man”, “Merchant of Venice”, “Marriage of Figaro”, “Cradle Will Rock” (Jean Cocteau Rep/NYC); “Othello” (Arkansas Rep); “The Winter’s Tale” (Texas Shakespeare Festival). Mark is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London
Christine Sage (Malcolm, Witch, Others): is honored to be here in the very witching time. Previously seen in “Henry V” Porters of Hellsgate, “Splitting Infinity” San Jose Rep, “Romeo and Juliet”, “Tempest”, and “Sleeping Beauty” Shakespeare Santa Cruz, “Faggot Arabesque”, “Faustus”, and “Othello” UC Santa Cruz, and “Peace” Magic Theatre. Other artistic endeavors include ukulele sing-along, impassioned dance, and faerie magic for the joy of children everywhere. She would like to thank her maternal line.
Evan Lewis Smith (Macduff, Duncan, Others): is excited to be a part of this production of Macbeth. His previous credits include “Romeo and Juliet” with the Independent Shakespeare Co. and “Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me” with the GROUP repertory theater. He hails from Bloomfield Hills, MI and is a graduate of the USC MFA Acting program.
Lucía Yamuy (Lady Macbeth, Witch, Lady Macduff, Others): was born in Uruguay and raised in Culver City. Classically trained at the New School For Drama (MFA, Acting), she has recently made her way back to Los Angeles where she continues working on her craft, under the mentorship of Stella Adler protégé, Marjorie Ballentine. Lucía feels very lucky to have the opportunity to work on “Macbeth”, a dream come true, a real chance to put all of her work and passion into action.