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Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Thalia Hall present Theater Zuidpool’s alt-rock concert MACBETH at Thalia Hall as part of Shakespeare 400 Chicago, August 21 & 22 at 8:30 p.m. Photo by Raymond Mallentjer.
Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Thalia Hall have partnered to present a two-night-only concert event from Belgium as part of the yearlong Shakespeare 400 Chicago celebration—Theater Zuidpool’s MACBETH. Billed as “a dynamic and feverish production bordering between underground opera and rock concert,” this MACBETH is a music theater deconstruction of one of Shakespeare’s most recognizable works with an original score in English by Belgian alternative musicians Mauro Pawlowski (of dEUS) and Tijs Delbeke (of Sir Yes Sir). The musicians weave together various rock, folk, alternative and operatic musical styles to create a dialogue between Macbeth and his wife, telling the story of their bloody takeover of the Scottish throne. The production is presented at the popular Pilsen concert venue Thalia Hall, August 21 & 22 at 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.).
Theater Zuidpool is a professional Belgian theater company led by Artistic Directors Jorgen Cassier, Koen van Kaam and Sofie Decleir—all actors, musicians, directors, translators and writers. Zuidpool works with material from a wide variety of eras, traditions and media. Since 2005, they’ve created more than 20 co-productions, ranging from the classical Greek repertoire to Shakespeare, Goethe, Beckett and Fosse.
The MACBETH company includes actor-musicians Jorgen Cassier, Sofie Decleir, Arne Leurentop, Femke Heijens, Sjoerd Bruil and Koen van Kamm.
Tickets start at $28 at www.chicagoshakes.com or via the Thalia Hall box office: 866.777.8932