Dunsinane

Dunsinane

  • Sep 22, 2022 - Oct 16, 2022
  • LOCATION

    Marin Theatre Company

    FIRST PRODUCTION BY AN ALL-AMERICAN TEAM

    OVERVIEW

    FIRST PRODUCTION BY AN ALL-AMERICAN TEAM

    DUNSINANE BY DAVID GREIG

    Co-Directed by Jasson Minadakis and Rob Lutfy

    Produced in partnership with Tamalpais High School’s Conservatory Theatre Ensemble

    Opening our season with its first production by an all-American team, Greig’s work continues the story of Shakespeare's Macbeth and the war for Scotland's throne, featuring an all-star ensemble cast of actors comprised of Bay Area favorites, newcomers, and student professionals. This captivating, imagined sequel explores one man's attempt to restore peace in a country consumed by war. Macbeth rules with an iron fist. Under cover of night, the English army must sweep in, kill the tyrant, and claim Scotland's seat of power. But efforts to restore order appear futile as the situation spins out of control. Fierce one minute and funny the next, Scottish playwright David Greig's extraordinary ability to infuse a dark story with rich humor results in a lively, vital examination of power—illuminating uncanny parallels between Scotland's medieval and present-day political landscapes around the world. Last seen in the U.S. on its 2015 tour by the National Theatre of Scotland and the Royal Shakespeare Company, this play will be produced by MTC in our first partnership with Tamalpais High School’s Conservatory Theatre Ensemble, allowing us to stage a two-part epic in two theatres blocks apart in Mill Valley.

    Watch the show trailer below!

    Flip through the digital program for Dunsinane production below!

    Brendan Barger ±

    Brendan Barger ±

    English Army / A Scottish Boy / Boy Prisoner / Kintyre, a Clan Chief of Scotland

    Aldo Billingslea*

    Aldo Billingslea*

    Siward / Ensemble

    Daniel Duque-Estrada*

    Daniel Duque-Estrada*

    Egham / Luss / Ensemble

    Jack Hochschild ±

    Jack Hochschild ±

    The Boy Soldier / Ensemble

    Kira Keane ±

    Kira Keane ±

    English Army / The Hen Girl / Ensemble

    Molly Lyons ±

    Molly Lyons ±

    English Army / Ensemble

    Josh Odsess-Rubin*

    Josh Odsess-Rubin*

    Malcolm / The Sergeant / A Scottish Soldier / Ensemble, Fight Captain

    Lisa Anne Porter*

    Lisa Anne Porter*

    Gruach / Osborn / English Army / Ensemble

    Michael Ray Wisely*

    Michael Ray Wisely*

    Macduff / English Army / Ensemble

    ​David Greig

    ​David Greig

    Playwright

    Jasson Minadakis

    Jasson Minadakis

    Co-Director, Co-Scenic Designer

    Rob Lutfy

    Rob Lutfy

    Co-Director

    Chris Houston

    Chris Houston

    Composer

    Penina Goddessmen

    Penina Goddessmen

    Vocal Composer

    Zoë Swenson-Graham

    Zoë Swenson-Graham

    Fight / Dance / Movement / Intimacy Director

    Jeff Klein

    Jeff Klein

    Co-Scenic Designer

    Brooke Jennings

    Brooke Jennings

    Costume Designer

    Mike Post

    Mike Post

    Lighting & Projection Designer

    Will McCandless

    Will McCandless

    Sound Designer

    Scott Horstein

    Scott Horstein

    Dramaturg

    Christine Adaire

    Christine Adaire

    Vocal / Dialect Coach

    Liam Rudisill

    Liam Rudisill

    Props Designer

    Nick Carvalho*

    Nick Carvalho*

    Stage Manager

    Jo Davita Ortiz*

    Jo Davita Ortiz*

    Assistant Stage Manager

    Daria Perkova

    Daria Perkova

    Asst. Costume Designer / Wardrobe Lead

    Ben Cleaveland

    Ben Cleaveland

    Tam High Partner and CTE Co-Program Director

    Julianna Rees

    Julianna Rees

    Tam High Partner and CTE Co-Program Director

    ​Ella Cox ±

    ​Ella Cox ±

    Asst. Director Apprentice

    Ruby Roth ±

    Ruby Roth ±

    Dramaturg Apprentice

    Broadway World

    “Greig's combination of the drama of war is balanced with humor at our human foibles”

    “a visually stunning, action-packed re-creation of 12th century Scotland that is eerily prescient to our modern political landscape”

    “a fanciful sequel to Shakespeare's Macbeth”

    “Mike Post…achieves an otherworldly atmosphere as though you're peering through time into a long-forgotten past.”

    “Students from Tamalpais High School flesh out the ensemble…remarkable skills

    “Daniel Duque-Estrada has a juicy, scene-stealing role as Egham”

    KWMR, live on air

    Dunsinane revisits the hefty price tag and explores our expectations from war.

    “Josh Odsess-Rubin brings refreshing laughs and lightness within his nasty character countering Aldo Billingslea’s serious English general.”

    “Jasson Minadakis and Rob Lutfy’s direction give us a clear delineation throughout scene and role changes”

    Marin Independent Journal

    richly rewarding… Greig tells a story that conveys both the senselessness of war and the umbrage of a nation dealing with an outside force”

    “Lisa Anne Porter is a marvelously compelling Gruach, forthright and defiant, demanding her due and unyielding in remaining queen no matter her circumstances.”

    “Penina Goddessmen contributes some beautiful Gaelic vocal folk compositions

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