Farndale Macbeth
The Bard has met his match! The Farndale Avenue ladies don't shy away from a challenge, even though they probably should. Their current entry for the annual Guild Dramatic Society competition is a bold interpretation of Shakespeare's Macbeth. How bold, you ask? For starters, they’ve added hula-hoops, a cheerleader routine, and a precision marching band. Despite the fact that Lady Macbeth is lost somewhere on TRAX, one witch is on crutches, and no one can remember their lines, the Dramatic Society's heart is always in the right place — even if the props and sound effects aren't. On with the show!
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Mrs. Reece welcomes the flamboyant critic, Mr. Plum, to her society's entry for the local drama competition: Macbeth.

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The cast discovers 10 minutes into the play that the actress playing Lady Macbeth is missiing.

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The producer discovers the set has been facing the wrong way for the first 20 minutes of the show.

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Mrs. Reece presses Felicity to perform her cheerleader routine while the rest of the cast rotates the set to face the right direction.

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Felicity wows the crowd with her cheerleader routine.

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King Duncan enters…while still wearing bits of Witch 3.

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Henry, the stage manager, makes his performance debut as Lady Macbeth.

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Macbeth (played by a woman) is promted by Lady Macbeth (played by a man) to kill the king.

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Macbeth and Banquo discuss the weird sisters while Fleance tries to rectify the moon that has fallen upstage.

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Macbeth and Lady Macbeth moments after they've murdered the king of Scotland…and fixed the set.

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"Look to the Lady, ho!"

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The critic Mr. Peach entertains the crowd with magic tricks during a lull in the action on stage.

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Lady Macbeth and Macduff look off stage for Banquo who has missed her cue…again.

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The newly-crowned Macbeth conspires with Murderer 1 to kill Banquo. You can tell he's a murderer by the pirate hat.

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The Macbeths enter to host a party at the top of Act II.

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Macbeth spies the ghost of Banquo. Pretty spooky, eh?

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The witches finish the famous "Double Double Toil and Trouble" section and then...

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Sing "That Old Black Magic" with hula hoops.

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The Macduffs at home. They are murdered two minutes later.

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No one is immune from double casting in a Farndale production, including those playing the title roles. Here Thelma leaves her Macbeth togs to play a scene as Ross.

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Best version of the Sleeping Walking scene ever.

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Macduff (with assistance from the producer) asks, "What wood is this before us?"

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And Burnham wood comes to Dunsinane…as a syncronized marching routine.

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A Braveheat-inspired Macbeth faces a wheelchair-bound Macduff in the final stage fight of the play.

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Mr. Peach in drag gives his critique of the show to the producer.

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The witches take their curtain call.