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I, Banquo

Online Stream

A new theatrical film recorded in one live, uninterrupted take-declared "a juicy, fast-paced look at rivalry" by Chicago Tribune. Overlooked and betrayed, Banquo had a rough go of it in Shakespeare's Macbeth. Now, reexamine the "Scottish Play" through the eyes of the title character's murdered best friend. Banquo considers how he might have responded to the prophesies of the Weird Sisters had he been in Macbeth's position-questioning his own motives, desires, and temptations.

Thru - Apr 18, 2021

Show Times TBA

Price: $25

Show Type: Drama

  I, Banquo Reviews
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Chicago Tribune - Recommended

"...If you don't give a darn for "Macbeth," the play, nothing here will change your mind and the piece certainly assumes a basic familiarity with that great Shakespearean tragedy. But if you're a fan of the famously unwieldy original, or you have someone at home studying its oft-overwhelming thematic magnitude, you'll likely have some creepy fun with Dan Waller's seething performance, not to mention young Patrick Scott McDermott implying that daddy's issues did not die with daddy."
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Chris Jones

Chicago Sun Times - Highly Recommended

"...Certainly Shakespeare gave Crouch plenty to work with. "Macbeth" has witches, ghosts, regicide, blood that won't wash off, daggers floating in midair and a dinner party marred by a host having full-on hallucinations. Shakespeare packs it all into a tragedy of sociopathic ambition, fueled by a supernatural forces. It's a barnburner. There's also Lady Macbeth, whose ambition and power over her husband make her one of the most fascinating female characters ever penned. Crouch fits all of it into "I, Banquo," staying true to Shakespeare's plot but telling it from a new and fascinating perspective."
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Catey Sullivan

Around The Town Chicago - Highly Recommended

"...In all, the show is excellent and its technical aspects superior. Nevertheless, I would recommend that the audience familiarize itself with Shakespeare's classic-and possibly with "I Claudius" as well-so as to truly savor the beauty of the performance and appreciate the deeper meanings throughout."
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Julia W. Rath

Chicago On Stage - Highly Recommended

"...I, Banquo is a dark and powerfully impressive reflection of the horror imagined by Shakespeare, and among the finest shows I have seen in this pandemic year. I imagine it would be among the finest any year, and it was well worth its brief 45-minute running time."
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Karen Topham

TotalTheater - Highly Recommended

"...Chicago audiences have watched Dan Waller mature in his portrayals, from scrappy slum lads to slick teen hipsters to lonely prole bachelors. The 45-minute deposition bestowed on him by Tim Crouch-recounted in a shadowy studio furnished only with an armchair and lit by flickering ceiling lights-exhibits the broad range of his experience, taking him from quiet recitation of facts to an outraged roar, delivered full-face to the camera, of "It could have been ME, but it was YOU!" followed by a shrug as he concludes, with the irony born of the eternal afterlife, "No hard feelings.""
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Mary Shen Barnidge

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