Macbeth Muet is a bloody mess, but it’s a bloody good mess. La Fille Du Laitier has brought their silent adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth to the Toronto Fringe Festival, and it’s a fun, wacky, smart sight to see.
Talking Treaties calls itself a spectacle and really, it is. Jumblies Theatre is performing the show at Fort York National Historic Site as part of Toronto’s 2017 Indigenous Arts Festival. The show explores Toronto’s Indigenous history and unfolds the origin stories and after effects of three significant treaties.
To endeavour to tell such a vast history onstage could have been overly ambitious, but Talking Treaties delivers. With spirited ensemble performances, the show gives an illuminating presence and voice to the Indigenous peoples that came before us. They drum, they dance, they shout, they sing. And as my fellow show-goer reflected, they inspire.