February 28, 2009
Theatre Banshee producers are hoping to ignite more passion into their production of “Macbeth,” Shakespeare’s classic tale usually shrouded in doom and gloom. “There’s a lot of combat in it, which most of the actors think is an exciting challenge to embrace,” said director/producer Sean Branney. Another part of its appeal is its tone, the Glendale resident added. “It’s a dark and scary and ominous and bloody play,” Branney said.
April 1, 2009
“Macbeth,” as brought to us by Theatre Banshee in Burbank, is a thrilling, juicy tale of power, ambition, guilt and back-stabbing. Sounds like a season finale episode of “Dynasty” but it’s much, much more. This one has to do with kings and ancient Celtic supernatural lore. This one is written by a man commonly believed to be the world’s greatest dramatist. And this one features living, breathing, fighting, spitting actors. Ah, live Shakespeare done well!