Where the Bard Meets Bart Simpson

By Laurence Scott
|  Thursday, Aug 5, 2010  |  Updated 3:15 PM PDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Where the Bard Meets Bart Simpson

Shakespeare meets The Simpsons

advertisement

William Shakespeare's bloodiest tragedy has merged with TV's most dysfunctional family in an East Bay production.

It's a theatrical mash-up that is part The Bard, and part Bart -- as in Simpson.

"MacHomer" is the creation of Rick Miller who came up with the idea five seasons into the Simpson's televsion reign.

For the 15 years since then, Miller has been giving Shakespear's MacBeth a unique voice in his one-man show. 

Miller transforms a variety of characters from the Simpsons sit-com into the "MacHomer" production.

It's back for a return engagement of a CalShake production at Orinda's Bruns Amphitheatre.

View more news videos at: http://www.nbcbayarea.com/video.

Miller says some of the Simpson characters are hard to mimic. Others are just hard on his throat.

"I have a few lines with each of the characters because there's 50 Simpsons characters and I have to stuff them into a very short play," Miller said.

"I thought wow I can do all these voices, I might as well, show off… put something together and that something, one dysfunctional family does another dysfunctional family stuck," Miller said.

This is the 37th season for CalShakes, which will present the real MacBeth later this month.

For now, MacHomer runs through the weekend.

"Shakespeare fans they've seen everything, and this is something they haven't seen before, it's very different," Miller said.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Bay Area Proud
Bay Area Proud is NBC Bay... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out