Adaptor 1 Miller, Rick
Date of First Production
1995, July 29-September 8
Title MacHomer
Alternate Title
MacHomer: The Simpsons do MacBeth
Director
Sean Lynch
Production Company
Soulpepper Theatre Company & Premier Dance Theatre; currently adminstered by WYRD Productions
Technical Design/Direction
Lighting design: Beth Kates
Costume design: Veronik Avery
Cast/Performers
Rick Miller
Performance History
2012, May 2nd - 26th
Place of Production: Studio Theatre, Stratford, Ontario
Series Festival Title: The Stratford Festival of Canada

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2002, January 25-27
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington D.C.

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2002, January 29-30
Jack and Ina Kay Theatre & Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD

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2002, February 1-2
California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA

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2002, February 5-6
CSU CHICO Laxson Auditorium, Chico, CA

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2002, February 8
Kentwood High School Performing Arts Center, Kent, WA

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2002, February 13
McCallum Center, Palm Desert, CA

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2002, February 15-16
Arts San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

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2002, February 18
Bass Performing Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX

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2002, February 23
Kresge Auditorium, Greencastle, IN

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2002, February 28-March 1
Kirkland Performance Center, Kirkland, WA

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2002, March 3
University of Montana, Missoula, MT

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2002, March 5-6
Myrna Loy, Helena, MT

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2002, March 7-8
Alberta Blair, Billings, MT

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2002, March 10-11
Montclair State, Montclair, NJ

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2002, March 14
Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Olympia, WA

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2002, March 16-17
Broadway Center, Tacoma, WA

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2002, March 19-20
Wheeler Opera House, Aspen, CO

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2002, March 22
Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, CO

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2002, April 10-11
Brockville Arts Centre, Brockville, ON

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2002, April 26
Center for the Arts, State University of NY, Buffalo, NY

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2002, May 3-4
Villa Montalvo, Saratoga, CA

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2002, May 10
UC Riverside, Riverside, CA

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2002, May 17
Oscar Peterson Hall, Concordia University, Montreal

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2001, April 1, August 25-26
Irvine Barclay Theatre, Orange County, CA

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2001, April 4-22
Assembly Hall, Melbourne, Australia

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2000, June 28
McGill University, Montreal
Annual meeting of the Shakespeare Association of America

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2000, August
Scotsman Assembly, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Publishing and Multimedia
*McHugh, Marissa. "The Simpsons Do Shakespeare: An Interview With Rick Miller On MacHomer." Canadian Adaptations of Shakespeare.
[Link1].
*Miller, Rick. MacHomer: The Simpsons do MacBeth. Canadian Adaptations of Shakespeare.
[Link2].
*Miller, Rick. MacHomer: The Simpsons do MacBeth. Ts. March 25, 2001.
  http://www2.uoguelph.ca/dfischli/i_rickmiller.cfm
http://www2.uoguelph.ca/dfischli/a_machomer.cfm
Secondary Materials
*Brownstein, Bill. "Rick Miller at Comedyworks: Creator of MacHomer adds stand-up to his already impressive resumé." Montreal Gazette 4 Dec. 1997: B7.
*"Canada's oldest Fringe Theatre festival opens after near-death experience." Canadian Press Newswire 16 Aug. 1996: N.pag.
*Conlogue, Ray. "Is this a dagger I see before me? Or a pizza?" Globe & Mail (Metro edition) 18 Oct. 1999: A18.
*Cullen, Kevin. "Play on, MacHomer." Boston Globe 21 Aug. 2000: A2.
*Cushman, Robert. "Dial mmmmmm for murder." National Post 8 Aug. 2001: B6.
*Cushman, Robert. "Parody a comedy at your peril." National Post 16 Oct. 1999: F11.
*Davis, Phil. "A Tale Told by an Idiot: Rick Miller voices about 50 of 'The Simpsons' characters in a takeoff on the Bard. But Fox isn't laughing." 31 Mar. 2001. Los Angeles Times 23 Sept. 2003.
[Link1].
*Friedman, Robert. Rev. "Rick Miller's MacHomer." 23 Sept. 2003.
[Link2].
*Huffa, Joanne. "Is this a doughnut I see before me?" Eye 9 Aug. 2001: 46.
*"Machomer." Machomer.com. 23 Sept. 2003.
[Link3].
*McCulloh, T. H. "A Consuming Marge Madness: Writer-actor Rick Miller uses 'The Simpsons' to turn Shakespeare classic into a terrific 'MacHomer.'" Los Angeles Times 3 Apr. 2001.
[Link4].
*"Montreal comic Rick Miller a hit at Edinburgh Fringe Festival." Canadian Press Newswire 22 Aug. 2000:N.pag.
*Raihala, Ross. "The Bard meets Bart: 'MacHomer' merges works of Shakespeare with 'The Simpsons.'" The Olympian 8 Mar. 2002: N.pag.
*Richards, Tim. Rev. of MacHomer by Rick Miller. Stage Left.
[Link5].
*"Rick Miller." Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia. 23 Sept. 2003.
[Link6].
*Rick Miller. "The IT List 2002." Entertainment Weekly's EW.COM. 4 July 2002. N.URL.
*Shuttleworth, Ian. Rev. of MacHomer, by Rick Miller. 23 Sept. 2003.
[Link7].
* Spevack, Leatrice. "Simpsons do Shakespeare: Rick Miller's show a fringe hit." Toronto Star 9 Oct. 1999: N10.
*Srebotjnak, Tina. "Macbeth with a twist: Rick Miller on his one man show MacHomer." iCulture 22 Oct. 1999.
[Link8].
*Taylor, Kate. "Out, damned MacHomer! Out I say!" Globe & Mail (Metro edition) 2 Aug. 2001: R3.
  http://www.snpp.com/other/articles/taletold.html
http://www.rfpresents.com/html/theater/theater.html#b
http://www.machomer.com/
http://www.rfpresents.com/html/theater/pages/macreview.html
http://www.stageleft.com.au/machomer.html
http://www.canadiantheatre.com/dict.pl?term=Miller%2C%20Rick
http://www.cix.co.uk/~shutters/reviews/00082.htm
http://www.infoculture.cbc.ca/archives/theatre/theatre_10221999_machomer.phtml
Adaptor 1 Biography
"Rick Miller is a Toronto-based actor/writer who has performed in 3 languages on 4 continents. As the Artistic Director of WYRD Productions, he has created and performed 3 award-winning solo shows: Art?, Slightly Bent, and the worldwide hit MacHomer: 'the Simpsons' do Macbeth (still touring after 6 years). A member of Toronto's Soulpepper Theatre Company, he is one of Canada's most respected multi-disciplinary performers, with credits ranging from classical theatre to the avant-garde, from musical theatre to film & television. Rick is currently working with director Robert Lepage on two new projects: Zulu Time (a 'technological cabaret' co-created by Peter Gabriel and Ex Machina), and Baroque (a two-person multimedia exploration of the Baroque period and String Theory). He is also collaborating with Seattle writer/performer Dawson Nichols on a new show based on the work of J.R.R. Tolkien. Most recently, Rick played the role of Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar for Theatre Aquarius, and is premiering a new solo show called Bigger than Jesus at Manitoba Theatre Centre in April 2003" (qtd. from 23 Sept. 2003. http://www.rickmiller.ca/new/about/index.html).
  http://www.rickmiller.ca/new/about/index.html
Synopsis
"MacHomer: The show that has taken North America by storm! With 6 years of packed houses and critical acclaim across the continent, it is ready to take on the world!

Written and performed by Rick Miller, this one-man vocal spectacular features over 50 voices from TV's favourite dysfunctional family in a hilarious performance of Shakespeare's bloodiest tragedy! Starring 'Homer Simpson' as MacHomer and 'Marge' as Lady MacHomer! The show is accompanied by an original musical score by Miller and a spectacular multimedia staging" (qtd. from 23 Sept. 2003. http://www.rickmiller.org/new/shows/machomer.html).

Keywords
Comedy
Multimedia Production
One-man show
Pop Culture
Professional
Notes
MacHomer has an extensive international performance history of which the above listing is only partial.
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Adaptation of
Macbeth
Entry Last Updated 31Jul12 10:08AM

 

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