Acme Theatr Presents a new Rock Play

(Shakespeare for the reading impaired)

Hecate and the 3 Witches from Acme Theatr's McBeth!

Originally released November 1995: Acme Theatr will presents A new Rock Play McBeth!, Based on William Shakespeare's MacBeth. The traditional story of Murder and Mayhem done Boston Rock Style, with the addition of talented Boston area musicians. Director Daniel Ferranti, said "We're proud to bring Acme back for our third production at Mamakin's Landsdowne Street Playhouse. Previous productions at Mamakin were "Promethius Bound, Hercules Unchained" and "Boston's only Rock and Roll X-Mass. Carol". Acme Theatr has once again enlisted Bim Skala Bim's Jim Jones as Musical Director and several Boston area musicians and actors to produce a new adaptation of Shakespeare's Scottish classic. Jones, who has penned seven original songs for the play, and who will perform with his other band Joint Chiefs said "We tried to stick pretty close to the feeling of the original as we wrote the music, so most of it is dark and powerful." Ferranti added "There will be a couple of changes though, and Willie may not even recognize this one. Our version takes place in Charlestown, and Quincy." adding "The idea is to make theater that's viable for people who normally hate theater by including local references, injecting a lot of humor and making the plays work with Rock Music". Besides Joint Chiefs the play features members from Boston area bands: Miles Dethmuffen, Bim Skala Bim, Fuzzy, Butterscott, The Boston Rock Opera, and the theater group House Of Borax. Dave Wildman of The Boston Globe said "Acme Theatr is a different kind of club experience."