A soldier loyal to his country encounters three witches on the battlefield that tell him he will be king. Now, Macbeth and his partner in crime, lady Macbeth, are on a bloody path of ambition, power, and betrayal.
Macbeth Muet completely deconstructs this Shakespeare Tragedy into a fastpaced, visceral theatre experience, using the body, objects as imagery, and a ton of fake blood. Entire scenes are reduced to a single look, as Shakespeare’s complex and beautiful poetry is rendered mute, and searing. And through it all, a couple is transformed irrevocably. Our Macbeth is a world so devoid or morality or thought and so disposed towards action and results that human lives are as disposable as styrofoam cups. And the excess, the blood, the scraps, the waste, will all be left behind for future kings. Macbeth Muet is a production performed by two actors, using elaborate sound design, physical theatre, and inanimate objects to represent the play’s characters.
Creators: Marie-Hélène Bélanger Dumas and Jon Lachlan Stewart
Director: Jon Lachlan Stewart
Set design: Cédric Lord
Sound design: Jon Lachlan Stewart
Actors: Clara Prévost and Jérémie Francoeur