Monday, June 2, 2014

June 2013: Alan Cumming's Macbeth

Almost exactly a year ago, D#2 and I went with another friend to New York City to see the great Alan Cumming do an almost-one-man-show of Macbeth.


Theatre "buffs" know that the show is, legendarily "cursed" and the name of the play (and the main character) is not to be spoken inside the theatre.  



Set inside an insane asylum, the performance was a true tour-de-force, with Mr. Cumming playing almost all the characters, including the three witches, Lady Macbeth, and Macduff.   Even after giving a wrenching performance at the matinee, Mr. Cumming appeared at the stage door, signing autographs and posing for photos with amazing generosity.  The curly-haired young woman in the last two photos is D#2.





One of the reasons I love living where (just outside of Philadelphia) I do is the accessibility of Washington DC and New York City, both great cities for different reasons.  To me,  New York has many attractions, but the theatre that is available there is unbelievable.  If only I had an unlimited budget...

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