Theatre@Chowan Presents Mmmbeth
They say the play is cursed! According to theatrical lore, speaking the title of Shakespeare’s play “Macbeth” in a theatre brings about bad things like death, destruction, and diarrhea. This is the premise of Allison Williams’s comic spoof of Shakespeare’s tragic play where almost everything goes wrong: The witches take over the storytelling. Queen Duncan would rather open a donut franchise than die. Murderers murder themselves. The actors wear the wrong costumes, from the wrong time period. And a fortune-telling magic-eight ball has more pop-up ads than predictions. It all adds up to madness as Mmmbeth faces a series of hilarious inconveniences on his way to becoming, and unbecoming, the king.