Psittacus Productions is a Los Angeles based theater and multimedia company whose founders have a combined 40 years of experience making visually stunning, emotionally arresting performative art. Having brought innovative, post-modern productions of classic works to 49 US States and Europe, Company Members now bring A Tale Told By An Idiot both to the Lounge Theater and to your web browser.
June 18-20 at the First Annual Hollywood Fringe Festival, The Lounge Theater on Santa Monica Blvd.
July 9-25 at the Son Of Semele Ensemble, Beverly Blvd.
Macbeth is the story of a man who murders his king and usurps the throne. For Elizabethan audiences, this would have been tragic, but not unfamiliar. Today, we would consider this an act of "terrorism." A Tale Told By An Idiot uses Shakespeare's Macbeth to explore the notion of Terrorism as Performance, and to imagine the "stage fright" that might visit the terrorist as they plan their action.
Stylistically, the project is a comic book brought to life. Highly skilled physical actors, clad in black, execute deceptively simple stage tricks. The effect is both engrossing and engaging and left one critic saying:
"The fast lighting work made each scene almost cinematic, in that
there were multiple panels of action vying for attention, instead of
one landscape bound by three realistic dimensions... The effects were
dark, poignant, thought provoking and visually stunning."
-Jeffrey Day, The State, Columbia, SC
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