Macbeth’s Head – Toronto Fringe 2017 Press Release

From press release

The Scottish play, an ancient curse, and a disembodied head on a dessert trolley out for revenge is the story of actors Tim and Rupert who activate an ancient curse and awaken Macbeth’s severed head, who’s athirst for revenge on William Shakespeare for ruining his life. The Head, using his arcane powers, enslaves Tim and Rupert, and then brings Space Pirate Cleopatra, gender bending Richard III, and Hip Hop Hamlet to life to help in his insidious designs. It’s up to Tim and Rupert to stop the maniacal Head lest Shakespeare’s works are obliterated from the face of the earth forever!

This view of classical material is part of Malfi Productions’ mandate: to produce entertaining and interesting film, television, theatre, and literature by merging tradition with innovation for an audience who craves emotional and intellectual risk.

Multi-disciplinary artist Kyle McDonald is directing and taking on the title role of The Head and is joined by Scott McCulloch as William Shakespeare (winner of Canada International Film Festival) and Adrienne Kress as the iniquitous Richard III (author of award winning and internationally published children’s novels Alex and the Ironic Gentleman and Timothy and the Dragon’s Gate), Gabriel DiFabio as Hamlet, Roselyn Kelada-Sedra as Cleopatra, Roberto Esteves as Tim, and Julian Nicholson as Rupert.

Performances

  • Wednesday July 5th, 10:00 pm
  • Saturday July 8th, 05:45 pm
  • Sunday July 9th, 10:30 pm
  • Tuesday July 11th, 04:45 pm
  • Thursday July 13th, 07:00 pm
  • Friday July 14th, 04:00 pm
  • Saturday July 15th, 05:45 pm

Details

  • Macbeth’s Head plays at the Factory Mainspace. (125 Bathurst St.)
  • Tickets are $12. The festival also offers a range of money-saving passes for serious Fringers.
  • Tickets can be purchased online, by telephone (416-966-1062), from the Fringe Club at Scadding Court, and — if any remain — from the venue’s box office starting one hour before curtain.
  • Be aware that Fringe performances always start exactly on time, and that latecomers are never admitted.
  • Content Warning: Strobe Lights.
  • This venue is wheelchair-accessible through a secondary route.

Photo by Alexandra Augustine

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