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Pan Asian Repertory - www.panasianrep.org
 

   

     
   
 


SHOGUN MACBETH

 

Adapted by John R. Briggs
From the play by William Shakespeare
Directed by Ernest Abuba

Japanese Movement by Sachiyo Ito
Fight Choreographer: Michael G. Chin

November 4 - December 7, 2008
At the Julia Miles Theater
424 W 55th Street
between 9th and 10th Avenues


Opening Night November 12 at 7PM
Tickets $125

Tickets: $20 - $50
with discounts for seniors, students, groups and corporate partners
Buy Tickets

Student Matinee tickets are $10 per student, with a complimentary chaperone per 10 students. Student Matinee reservations include a study guide provided in advance of the performance, as well as a post-show discussion with the cast and company members.

To place a Student Matinee, group or opening night reservation and
for more information, call Pan Asian Rep at 212-868-4030.



 
 
 
 

Ernest Abuba, who played Shogun Macbeth in the play's 1986 premiere, directs a robust cast in a production that is by turns eerie, spirited and turbulent...

The three witchs here called Yojos, are outstanding. Shigeko Suga, Claro Austria, Emi F. Jones are a mesmerizing trio... they dance or creep sinuously about the stage, weaving there spells and luring the foolish Macbeths to ever worse deeds and eventual madness.

Jennifer Farrar
November 12, 2008


3 STARS!
"... An intriguing variation on Shakespeare's classic...simple but striking...the sleepwalking scene in which Fujin Macbeth (Rosanne Ma) incorporates stylized Japanese Rituals into her monologues, or the elaborately choreographed fight scenes that incorporate martial arts into the mix, "SHOGUN MACBETH" delivers!"


- Frank Scheck, November 17, 2008




“From the intense samurai battles to the ritual tea ceremonies to the three wonderfully weird Yojos, Shogun Macbeth is a captivating take on Shakespeare’s murderous tale of ambition and greed.”

-Angela Ashman, November 19, 2008


OFF BROADWAY PICK! 


“Ernest Abuba directs with an eye for a balanced stage picture.” 


…Infused with intriguingly different cultural dimensions… Under Ernest Abuba’s brisk and imaginative direction, it can be enjoyed as a mini-spectacle packed with stylized action and drama along Shakespeare’s indelible poetry… Kaipo Schwab is a vigorous Macbeth…Rosanne Ma combines conniving sexuality with underlying ferocity as Lady M. and her sleepwalking scene done in eerie slow motion is arresting… This new production provides a valid reason to revisit this telling blend of cultures.

Ron Cohen,
November 12, 2008



Shogun Macbeth is breathtaking... a taut production that is both visceral and dreamlike. From its opening moments the play cast an unearthly spell. It begins in silence. We glimpse an eerie twilight world... Then as the battle preparations grow more frenzied... Three ghostly figures lurk admidst the samurai... Now, their chanting grows louder and more distinct, driving the samurai as they pound there swords against the ground.... This opening, as chorographed by Sachiyo Ito, Japanese Movement Director, Michael G Chin, Fight Choreographer is genuinely frightning.

Heather.J Violanti
November 9, 2008



“A deeply-felt Asian interpretation of Macbeth… with extraordinary power in its controlled movements…(Macbeth and Fujin Macbeth) effortlessly carry the play and are backed up by a fine ensemble.” -Dierdre Donovan, November 17, 2008 


“Original and highly stylized…Wonderfully cast…all of the players infuse the play with power and energy…Punctuated by full-on spark inducing sword scenes…the violent action is also balanced by Japanese movement…the supporting cast (and their exciting battles) adds lots of color and emotion…Compelling!”- Dana Lang, 11.12.08 


Rosanne Ma is luminous; she speaks volumes in her stillness and measured tones...

Dan Bacalzo,
November 12, 2008

 
“Pan Asian Repertory is renowned for its innovative productions, and it’s launching its 32nd season in classic style: Shogun Macbeth, retains the bards language and historical medieval setting…Shakespeare clearly understand the nature of ambition and power of myths to transform us. So does Pan Asian Rep.”-Debra Griboff
 
 
 
   
A Note from the Adapter John R. Briggs  
A Note from the Director Ernest Abuba 
   
  Tisa Chang's Artistic Director Statement
   
  Press for Shogun Macbeth 
   
  Dramtis Personae 


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