As a geek and nerd culture photographer and photo journalist I tell my story thru Pictures. I had the pleasure of attending opening night of Maxbeth, performing at the steps of The Lear Theater at 528 w 1st street. This production put on my Merry War Theatre group and directed by Chase Mckenna who also plays the leading lady. A mix of Shakespeare meets Mad Max. Macbeth written over 400 years ago this presentation takes place in a post apocalyptic future, hence naming the show Maxbeth homage to cult movie Mad Max.
Pictures were taken with available light. I forgot to take pictures at time due to I was pulled into the story and wanted to see what was next. I managed to still take 400 pictures. Included is a small sampling of pictures from the performance.
The stage sets look like something out of “Escape from New York” and “The Walking Dead”. Lets start with the pre show, it consisted of live music followed by a narrators to set the story. The cast were all able to hanging around enjoying themselves. Loved how the cast was using this time to put on makeup for the show.
Now it’s time to see what this show got:
- It’s got blood.
- It’s got drinking.
- It’s got parties.
- It’s got shirtless men.
- It’s got men in kilts.
- It’s got witches.
- It’s got fighting.
- It’s got knives, swords and axes.
- It’s got a live performance of “Tainted Love”. Someone said they will never listen to that song the same way again.
- It’s got jets of fire.
- It’s got costume Changes. I lost count of all the different outfits Lady Maxbeth wore during the show.
- It’s got Violence.
No bottle caps spent here, the performance was free. Show dates are June 10-12, 17-19 and 24-26, Pre show at 7pm with the show starting at 7:30pm The G33k-hq team will be in town during the closing weekend of this show for RAGECon, highly considering taking the crew and video camera and seeing one of the last performances.
How would you survive the apocalypse?
All Pictures in this gallery by Perry “Agent P” Louie