"the charm's wound up"
a wicked work in progress
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
October 19, 20, 21
outside at the
Park Slope, Brooklyn
suggested donation $5
For Dzieci's chamber version of Macbeth,
the ensemble has learned all of the lines,
of every part, through a process of oral transmission.
In our rehearsals, and in production, we do not know
who will be playing any given role at any given time.
As presented by a traveling family of Gypsies,
the hour-long performance creates
the impression of a ritual or ceremony.
A very dark ceremony.
Employing haunting folk songs and chants
from Scandinavia and Eastern Europe,
Theatre Group Dzieci explores (and explodes),
the very essence of theatre and storytelling
in their one-act rendition of Shakespeares classic.
Be prepared for darkness at the conclusion.
6 Rules of Engagement:
- Actors must know the entire text.
- Actors may not play the same role in successive sequences.
- Actors are encouraged to play a Witch, Makbet, and Lady Makbet at least once per enactment.
- Roles can be taken or given, embraced, or refused.
- We begin in ceremony and return to ceremony at the end.
- Nothing else is planned.
images from Dzieci Makbet 2006
map of prospect park (jpg, 460kb)
detail showing Music Pagoda (jpg, 187kb)
- Go to the Willink Entrance, on Flatbush Avenue near the Prospect Park stop on the Q subway line, and follow the Blue Trail to the Music Pagoda.
- People coming from Park Slope can follow the Blue Trail from the midpoint of the Long Meadow.
- From Windsor Terrace, you can approach via the Center Drive entrance at 16th St. near 11th Ave.
- Street parking is available around the Park perimeter. Parking lots are at Litchfield Villa, at 5th St. on PPW; and also Wollman Rink, accessible from the entrance at Ocean & Parkside Aves.
Click here for the Prospect Park website.
for more information
call 718 638 6037
or e-mail us