All hail, MacHomer!....mmmm, beer
D'oh! The Simpsons Do Shakespeare!
Homer Simpson plus William Shakespeare's MacBeth equals one of the funniest shows you'll ever see.
This amazing one man show written and peformed by Rick Miller features over 50 voices from The Simpsons TV series while the script is 85% of the original Shakespeare. If you're a fan of either The Simpsons or Shakespeare (or both), then go see this show!
My wife and I saw MacHomer at the Kennedy Center a few years ago and we could not stop laughing. The voice impersonations are spot on and the action is non stop. I just wish this was around when I had to read MacBeth in high school English class.
We saw MacHomer again last year and it's better than ever. Rick Miller updated it for the show's 10th anniversary with new video and references to current events. He was also available after the performance for questions and script signings.
MacHomer Reviews - Don't just take my word for it...
- London (Ontario) Free Press
"...Miller's phenomenal talents elevate it to the level of amazing."
- Ann Arbor Observer
"it's got everything the original's got and more...and it's performed by, arguably, the greatest cast ever assembled."
"Miller takes us to the misty fields of Scotland via Springfield."
- Front Row Centre
"It's a wildly creative idea (or a creatively wild one ...take your pick) but it works brilliantly."
Check Out The Official MacHomer Website
You can find a lot more information here, including show schedule and locations, and see sneak peeks of the performance. NEW! You can now buy MacHomer on DVD via the official site!
Interviews with Rick Miller - The comic genius behind MacHomer
Video Interview with Rick Miller - and clips from MacHomer
"Is this a dagger, which I see before me? ...or a pizza?"
The Cast - A partial listing of the cast in no particular order.
- Duncan (King of Scotland) - Charles Montgomery Burns
- Malcolm - Waylon Smithers
- MacHomer - Homer J. Simpson
- Lady MacHomer - Marge Simpson
- Banquo - Ned Flanders
- MacDuff - Barney Gumble
- Ross, Menteth, Lennox, Angus - Troy McClure
- Witch #1 - Captain McCallister
- Witch #2 - Moe Szyslak
- Witch #3 - Principal Seymour Skinner
- Fleance - Bart Simpson
- Murderer #1 - Apu Nahasapeemapetilon
- Murderer #2 - Grampa Abe Simpson
- Murderer #3 - Otto Mann
"Who wrote this feeble dialogue anyway?" "Shakespeare, sir."
Please leave a comment if you've seen the show...or just want to let the world know how appalled you are that a great work of art such as The Simpsons could be mocked in this way.