Shakespeare/Star Wars mashup ‘MacSith’ gets Chicago reboot

SHARE Shakespeare/Star Wars mashup ‘MacSith’ gets Chicago reboot
SHARE Shakespeare/Star Wars mashup ‘MacSith’ gets Chicago reboot

Talk about worlds apart.

It’s “Star Wars”-meets-Shakespeare in E.D.G.E. Theatre’s production of “MacSith,”getsits Chicago reboot April 30–May 24 at Pendulum Theater Space, 1803 W. Byron.

Adapted by Orion Couling and Jard McDaris, the production (originally staged in Chicago in 2013 by Right Brain Theater Project), is based on Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” but is set in the “Star Wars” Universe. A cast of 40 is featured in this dramatic interpretation — no goofy sendups here.

The plot:

Civil war has finally ended on the planet of Cumber. The victorious Mon Beth is returning home to celebrate his army’s triumph against the Weyan invaders. However, there is a dark power at work and forces unlike anything Mon Beth has previously faced are beginning to stir. Soon he encounters a sinister prophecy: Against all odds and his low station, Mon Beth will one day become King of Cumber. Driven by this prediction and by his wife’s insatiable lust for power, Mon Beth puts all his might into taking the throne at any cost.

The performance schedule: 8 p.m. Thursdays – Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $15-$18. Visit EdgeofOrion.com.

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