A Shakespearean mash-up of comic proportions!
Playwright Aden Ross has thrown tidbits of MACBETH, TWELFTH NIGHT, OTHELLO, HAMLET, KING LEAR and THE MERCHANT OF VENICE into a theatrical blender. Lady Macbeth and her sister, Queen Gertrude of Denmark, have both been widowed recently under suspicious circumstances. Meanwhile, Iago is wandering Birnam Wood in disguise, where he meets Portia, also in disguise; together they spy on Othello, a soldier of fortune whose ship has just been wrecked on the shores of Scotland. Malvolio and Ophelia, members of Gertrude's court, add to the confusion of mistaken identities, gender-bending cross-dressing, twins separated at birth, near-death experiences, unexpected reunions, character transformation and, of course, a play within a play. The result is a madcap comedy satirizing both Shakespeare's lunacy and today's headlines.
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