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Macbeth: As the Dust Settles
It’s the same classic tale of greed, loyalty and ambition that Shakespeare penned more than 400 years ago, but with a twist. The Bard’s 11th century Scottish play moves to smalltown Kansas in the middle of the dustbowl. Intrigued yet? We are. The show runs Friday, Oct. 19 through Sunday, Nov. 11. Showtimes are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, $15-$20, 773-327-5252 or online.

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From The Scottish Highlands to Dustbowl-era Kansas, Shakespeare’s Macbeth Takes on a Modern Transformation in TheMASSIVE’s Newest Production. 
The Famous Tragedy Hits Chicago’s Stage 773 October 19th, 2012
CHICAGO (October 2, 2012) – Known for what Chicago Theatre Beat calls the “frenetic precision and carnal release” of its dance choreography, last seen in 2011’s Faust, Chicago’s up and coming theatre company TheMASSIVE now turns its attention to the quintessential tale of ill-fated ambition, Macbeth. The action in the play shifts from 11th century Scotland to 1939 Kansas. In order to achieve this daring transformation of one of the world’s most famous tragedies, TheMASSIVE has assembled its largest team of performers and designers to craft the dusty, barren, and violent landscape of depression era middle America. Using, movie-inspired projection on multiple surfaces, a band of dancing witches, and a score inspired by “Spaghetti” Westerns, Executive Artistic Director Kyle Vincent Terry  layers a complex tale of treachery, ambition, and loyalty. 
The revised setting for Macbeth, a desperate time in American history, lends new facets to the extreme actions of the play’s titular character. “This Macbeth takes place in a town where water is at a premium, but lives aren’t,” says Terry, adding, “The characters range from the destitute to the newly-rich, the Christian to Kiowa Native, the insane to the…well, newly insane.” Here Macbeth is one of Duncan’s local enforcers, the story’s infamous, prescient witches are transformed into Native American dancers, and their leader Hecate into a gospel-singing evangelist.
Terry intends for his Shakespeare training, physical theater background and Stage 773’s Thrust space to translate into an intense but intimate adaptation of one of the Bard’s most well-known texts. Don’t miss your chance to see one of the world’s most famous pieces of work come to life on stage like you’ve never seen it before.
 
Where:   Stage 773, 1225 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago
When:    October 19, 2012 through November 11, 2012
               Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays @ 7:30 pm
               Sundays @ 2:30 pm
                
Tickets:  $15-$20
 
Tickets will be available via the Stage 773 website (http://www.stage773.com/) and box office (773.327.5252).

From The Scottish Highlands to Dustbowl-era Kansas, Shakespeare’s Macbeth Takes on a Modern Transformation in TheMASSIVE’s Newest Production.

The Famous Tragedy Hits Chicago’s Stage 773 October 19th, 2012

CHICAGO (October 2, 2012) – Known for what Chicago Theatre Beat calls the “frenetic precision and carnal release” of its dance choreography, last seen in 2011’s Faust, Chicago’s up and coming theatre company TheMASSIVE now turns its attention to the quintessential tale of ill-fated ambition, Macbeth. The action in the play shifts from 11th century Scotland to 1939 Kansas. In order to achieve this daring transformation of one of the world’s most famous tragedies, TheMASSIVE has assembled its largest team of performers and designers to craft the dusty, barren, and violent landscape of depression era middle America. Using, movie-inspired projection on multiple surfaces, a band of dancing witches, and a score inspired by “Spaghetti” Westerns, Executive Artistic Director Kyle Vincent Terry  layers a complex tale of treachery, ambition, and loyalty. 

The revised setting for Macbeth, a desperate time in American history, lends new facets to the extreme actions of the play’s titular character. “This Macbeth takes place in a town where water is at a premium, but lives aren’t,” says Terry, adding, “The characters range from the destitute to the newly-rich, the Christian to Kiowa Native, the insane to the…well, newly insane.” Here Macbeth is one of Duncan’s local enforcers, the story’s infamous, prescient witches are transformed into Native American dancers, and their leader Hecate into a gospel-singing evangelist.

Terry intends for his Shakespeare training, physical theater background and Stage 773’s Thrust space to translate into an intense but intimate adaptation of one of the Bard’s most well-known texts. Don’t miss your chance to see one of the world’s most famous pieces of work come to life on stage like you’ve never seen it before.

 

Where:   Stage 773, 1225 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago

When:    October 19, 2012 through November 11, 2012

               Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays @ 7:30 pm

               Sundays @ 2:30 pm

               

Tickets:  $15-$20

 

Tickets will be available via the Stage 773 website (http://www.stage773.com/) and box office (773.327.5252).

Check out this dark, foreboding trailer for Faust. Video by Kyle Vincent Terry.

FAUST EXTENDED: OCTOBER 22, 23, 29, 30

After a successful four-week stint at Stage 773, we have extended Faust’s run for four late-October engagements. Remember, this is a show K.D. Hopkins of Chicago Theater Beat calls “a sensuous and invigorating rendition of the classic tale,” referring to the choreography as “a perfect simmering of frenetic precision and carnal release,” and imploring audiences to “go see [this] exciting, arousing, heartbreaking” show.

Buy tickets here: http://boxoffice.printtixusa.com/stage773/eventcalendar

Buy tickets here or call 773.327.5252
From  politicians trading their influence for donations, to   would-be  celebrities debasing themselves for a brief moment in the   spotlight,  Chicago-based production company TheMASSIVE says there is no   more  fitting a time than now to revisit the original tale of selling   one’s  soul to the Devil—Faust.Continuing    a story-based approach, TheMASSIVE’s Executive Artistic Director Kyle    Vincent Terry re-imagines Wolfgang Von Goethe’s masterpiece. This new    iteration, starting September 15 and  closing October 9, 2011, is playing   at Stage 773 at 1225 W. Belmont  Ave. The production features an   intense, contemporary soundtrack, as  well as a revamped story drawing on   concepts put forth in C. S.  Lewis’s The Screwtape Letters, and sees the demon Mephistopheles taking center stage as a sultry temptress.However, it is the sexy, addictive movement    crafted by Mr. Terry that weaves a world of indulgence and  consequence   into a universal tale of struggle between temptation and  happiness.   The  choreography sees bodies taking to the air with  kinetic leaps and   spins, as well as mangled and manipulated by the  dark powers of   Mephistopheles. A   cast  of eclectic movers has been assembled to turn the eponymous   doctor’s  ill-conceived deal with The Devil into a kinetic  tour-de-force.    Reprising the role of Faust is Nebi Berhane, who has  performed with   Dance Theater of Harlem and will be in an upcoming show  with the Lyric   Opera of Chicago.  Taking on the role of  Mephistopheles is Sarah Keating   Oates, formerly of Cerqua Rivera, who  was Mr. Terry’s original choice   for the character.  The  onstage dynamic created by the two   is hypnotic and yet invigorating,  as Faust surrenders to  Mephistopheles  sinful influence and uses his  newfound powers to indulge  in the carnal  ecstasies of his whim.  The  other dancers  in the  show will be called upon to utilize multiple  styles to embody  multiple  roles, changing characters at the drop of a  hat.  This is a show as wicked as it is righteous.
During two Thursday shows, September 29 and October 6,   our “super-understudy”  Sunny Kallas will be performing ALL THREE lead roles   (Dr. Faust,  Mephistopheles, and Margaret)!  We’ve dubbed these shows   Sunny  Thursdays, and invite you to come enjoy the madness at a discount   rate  of $15.
Additionally,  during the second and third Fridays, Deluxe   ticket purchasers will get  to stay for an improvisational aftershow   dubbed TheMASSIVE Beats TheHOUSE.   This bonus   show sees TheMASSIVE dancers taking audience suggestions  and   interpreting them with movement, intermingled with vaudeville acts  for a   more light-hearted experience.

Buy tickets here or call 773.327.5252

From politicians trading their influence for donations, to would-be celebrities debasing themselves for a brief moment in the spotlight, Chicago-based production company TheMASSIVE says there is no more fitting a time than now to revisit the original tale of selling one’s soul to the Devil—Faust.

Continuing a story-based approach, TheMASSIVE’s Executive Artistic Director Kyle Vincent Terry re-imagines Wolfgang Von Goethe’s masterpiece. This new iteration, starting September 15 and closing October 9, 2011, is playing at Stage 773 at 1225 W. Belmont Ave. The production features an intense, contemporary soundtrack, as well as a revamped story drawing on concepts put forth in C. S. Lewis’s The Screwtape Letters, and sees the demon Mephistopheles taking center stage as a sultry temptress.

However, it is the sexy, addictive movement crafted by Mr. Terry that weaves a world of indulgence and consequence into a universal tale of struggle between temptation and happiness.  The choreography sees bodies taking to the air with kinetic leaps and spins, as well as mangled and manipulated by the dark powers of Mephistopheles.

A cast of eclectic movers has been assembled to turn the eponymous doctor’s ill-conceived deal with The Devil into a kinetic tour-de-force.  Reprising the role of Faust is Nebi Berhane, who has performed with Dance Theater of Harlem and will be in an upcoming show with the Lyric Opera of Chicago.  Taking on the role of Mephistopheles is Sarah Keating Oates, formerly of Cerqua Rivera, who was Mr. Terry’s original choice for the character.  The onstage dynamic created by the two is hypnotic and yet invigorating, as Faust surrenders to Mephistopheles sinful influence and uses his newfound powers to indulge in the carnal ecstasies of his whim.  The other dancers in the show will be called upon to utilize multiple styles to embody multiple roles, changing characters at the drop of a hat.

This is a show as wicked as it is righteous.

During two Thursday shows, September 29 and October 6, our “super-understudy” Sunny Kallas will be performing ALL THREE lead roles (Dr. Faust, Mephistopheles, and Margaret)! We’ve dubbed these shows Sunny Thursdays, and invite you to come enjoy the madness at a discount rate of $15.

Additionally, during the second and third Fridays, Deluxe ticket purchasers will get to stay for an improvisational aftershow dubbed TheMASSIVE Beats TheHOUSE.  This bonus show sees TheMASSIVE dancers taking audience suggestions and interpreting them with movement, intermingled with vaudeville acts for a more light-hearted experience.

Showtimes and Ticket Prices

Deluxe Ticket Dates and Prices (admittance to TheMASSIVE Beats TheHOUSE after show)

Friday, September 23 $25 (no discounts)
Friday, September 30 $25 (no discounts)

Regular Ticket Dates and Prices

Thursday, September 22 $15
Friday, September 23 $20 ; $17 students/seniors ; $15 (per person) groups of 6+
Saturday, September 24 $20 ; $17 students/seniors ; $15 (per person) groups of 6+
Sunday, September 25 $20 ; $17 students/seniors ; $15 (per person) groups of 6+

Thursday, September 29 $15
Friday, September 30 $20 ; $17 students/seniors ; $15 (per person) groups of 6+
Saturday, October 1 $20 ; $17 students/seniors ; $15 (per person) groups of 6+
Sunday, October 2 $20 ; $17 students/seniors ; $15 (per person) groups of 6+

Thursday, October 6 $15
Friday, October 7 $20 ; $17 students/seniors ; $15 (per person) groups of 6+
Saturday, October 8 $20 ; $17 students/seniors ; $15 (per person) groups of 6+
Sunday, October 9 $20 ; $17 students/seniors ; $15 (per person) groups of 6+

Buy tickets here or call 773.327.5252