MACKERS!

comedy · mark marcus mark productions · Ages 16+ · flashing lights · world premiere · United States of America

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GORDON MEACHAM certified reviewer · June 17, 2018
tagged as: lampoons · spoof · brechtian · shakespeare · comedy · funny
I just finished a run of Macbeth (the second in my acting career) and what fun it was to see everything that challenged or confused me in the text lambasted on stage. This show was exceptionally funny. I wish I could remember specific jokes to quote in this review, but they were TOO. LEGION. Comedic timing was impeccable every step of the way and I could not tell what was improvised or scripted. I was pleasantly surprised to see so much respect for the audience acknowledgement of Brecht used so accurately and tightly. There were so many moments that were magical. What a fun show. Mackers! is just one more excitingly brilliant piece of theatre in a city that tragically underrates the art.... full review

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JOHN BRAHAN certified reviewer · June 08, 2018
High energy from start to finish. The actors effortlessly moved from scene to scene with speed and intention. I never felt that I was just sitting in the seats waiting for them to get the set together. Hilarious. At the same time, the actors honored the tragic and intense moments. The message of the text was communicated incredibly well, and I have never found a Shakespeare play more easy to follow. I never asked, "What does that mean?" They played their own instruments at moments in the show and added a unique and organic element of sound to the performance. Loved the show. Great job overall. Fans of classical theatre should check this out. ... full review

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ERNEST KEARNEY · June 22, 2018
In a fashion, they have returned the bard and his play to that original environment where it would have, first, been staged; an environment where actors were constantly padding their roles and in which the comic characters were always clowning for the audience. A solid Gold medal!... full review

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CHARLES ZIARKO certified reviewer · June 25, 2018
You can't say you weren't warned! Up front the caricature-laden advertising says "Macbeth But Funny!"---but what surprised me was that there were some snippets of serious Sharkespeare, well-acted, in among the dopey jokes (and there are LOTS of those)! There seems to be much NYC training behind this eclectic cast, so I'd like to see them again, in real drama or real comedy or real Shakespeare. The cast is superb and the souvenir program is a hoot---but the show is stolen by Carlos Chavez and Chase Mullins, both of whom brightened the evening a lot! ... full review

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LOU WILLIAMS certified reviewer · June 18, 2018
Silly, crazy fun! Go. Relax. Laugh.... full review

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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer · June 08, 2018
Take some of Macbeth, throw in a healthy dose of Monty Python, a dash of Family Guy cutaways, and an abundance of joy, and you will have the delightful and wonderfully theatrical Mackers. This show breathes new life into the play from beginning to end.... full review

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LAURA JAMES certified reviewer · June 09, 2018
tagged as: HILARIOUS!
A rollicking good time! Super fun. Absurd. Hilarious. Do yourself a favor and go see this show!... full review

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MICHAEL STURGIS certified reviewer · June 08, 2018
Irreverent and shamelessly crude, but also intentional and in Shakespeare's spirit. ... full review

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MIKE RIZZO certified reviewer · June 23, 2018
tagged as: hilarious
Really funny and lively Macbeth - joyous!... full review

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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer · June 08, 2018
Funniest show I've seen at Fringe! I laughed till I cried and felt genuinely moved during the dramatic scenes (before laughing riotously at the next comedic bit).... full review

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