"the charm's wound up"
a wicked work in progress
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
May 1, 5pm & 7pm
May 2 & 3, 7pm
John Street Church
44 John Street
in the courtyard
(foul or fair weather)
at Nassau Street, Lower Manhattan
J, M, Z, 2, 3 to Fulton
suggested donation $10
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.
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 offered or stolen.
- We begin in ceremony and return to ceremony at the end.
- Nothing else is planned.
images from Dzieci Makbet
an article describing Dzieci's process
(480kb pdf file)
for more information
call 718 638 6037
or e-mail us