Following a year-long artistic collaboration with French theatre luminary Georges Bigot, renowned theatre company, Theatre Y, presents the inaugural production of William Shakespeare's MACBETH, running through December 4 at the historic Chopin Theatre in Chicago. An iconic figure to Ariane Mnouchkine’s Theatre du Soleil and one of France’s most lauded contemporary actors, Bigot brings his lifelong experience and hallmark style of highly physical ensemble work to direct MACBETH, featured as part of the Chicago Shakespeare 400 International Arts Festival

Theatre Y is offering a $5 discount - Use the code KINSMEN

For more information and tickets

Supported by the Cultural Services at the Consulate General of France in Chicago.

GEORGES BIGOT 


In the 1980s at Ariane Mnouchkine's Theatre du Soleil, Georges Bigot played the title roles in Richard II and The Terrible but Unfinished Story of Norodom Sihanouk, King of Cambodia, Hélène Cixous' eight-hour epic that turned the fury of neo-Shakespearian dramaturgy to the facts of current history. Many have placed him among of the greatest stage actors of the last thirty years.

Since 1992 Bigot has worked with a host of directors on a vast range of projects, has directed half a dozen plays himself, notably Chekhov's The Seagull and, in Cambodia, a Khmer adaptation of Norodom Sihanouk.

Listen to a WGN Radio Interview with Georges Bigot 

REVIEWS


“A must see production in an election season that often feels like a real-life Halloween horror show.

With this modern-dress version of “Macbeth,” Theatre Y reconfirms its status as one of the city’s most adventurous troupes and a conduit to the European performance scene.

When the ravens are cawing, the drums are beating and the night seems all-engulfing, the production achieves an arresting and almost hallucinatory intensity, combining movement, music and Shakespeare’s heightened language to return to theater’s archaic, ritualistic roots. "

Hugh Iglarsh -- Newcity Stage

“Mulhern/Macbeth veers violently between a carefree hedonist and an anguished victim of his own nightmares. I have never seen a more convincing portrayal of power unraveling before our very eyes, the nightmare that lurks below the smiling brittle facade of the homo politicus. ”

 - Alfred Thomas -- Shakespeare 400 City Desk

Chopin Theatre 1543 W. Division St. Chicago, IL 60642

Macbeth Directed by Georges Bigot

When
Until December 4, 2016
Where
Chopin Theatre
1543 W. Division St.
Chicago, IL 60642

Following a year-long artistic collaboration with French theatre luminary Georges Bigot, renowned theatre company, Theatre Y, presents the inaugural production of William Shakespeare's MACBETH, running through December 4 at the historic Chopin Theatre in Chicago. An iconic figure to Ariane Mnouchkine’s Theatre du Soleil and one of France’s most lauded contemporary actors, Bigot brings his lifelong experience and hallmark style of highly physical ensemble work to direct MACBETH, featured as part of the Chicago Shakespeare 400 International Arts Festival

Theatre Y is offering a $5 discount - Use the code KINSMEN

For more information and tickets

Supported by the Cultural Services at the Consulate General of France in Chicago.

GEORGES BIGOT 


In the 1980s at Ariane Mnouchkine's Theatre du Soleil, Georges Bigot played the title roles in Richard II and The Terrible but Unfinished Story of Norodom Sihanouk, King of Cambodia, Hélène Cixous' eight-hour epic that turned the fury of neo-Shakespearian dramaturgy to the facts of current history. Many have placed him among of the greatest stage actors of the last thirty years.

Since 1992 Bigot has worked with a host of directors on a vast range of projects, has directed half a dozen plays himself, notably Chekhov's The Seagull and, in Cambodia, a Khmer adaptation of Norodom Sihanouk.

Listen to a WGN Radio Interview with Georges Bigot 

REVIEWS


“A must see production in an election season that often feels like a real-life Halloween horror show.

With this modern-dress version of “Macbeth,” Theatre Y reconfirms its status as one of the city’s most adventurous troupes and a conduit to the European performance scene.

When the ravens are cawing, the drums are beating and the night seems all-engulfing, the production achieves an arresting and almost hallucinatory intensity, combining movement, music and Shakespeare’s heightened language to return to theater’s archaic, ritualistic roots. "

Hugh Iglarsh -- Newcity Stage

“Mulhern/Macbeth veers violently between a carefree hedonist and an anguished victim of his own nightmares. I have never seen a more convincing portrayal of power unraveling before our very eyes, the nightmare that lurks below the smiling brittle facade of the homo politicus. ”

 - Alfred Thomas -- Shakespeare 400 City Desk

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