PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project) presents a new staging of these two early works from Tom Stoppard. More…
From the show:
Three schoolboys who speak only Dogg confuse a lorry driver who speaks only English. The play’s goofy linguistic mismatches tumble into a performance of the 15-minute Hamlet. In Cahoot's "Macbeth," a hidden living-room production of the play, interrupted by a wise-cracking Inspector, parallels Macbeth's usurpation of the Scottish throne with Communist takeover in Czechoslovakia. By play’s end, Shakespeare explodes into Dogg.
See it if you’ve read up on these plays & want to see them brought to life w/ a mix of fresh & seasoned cast/crew. Playwrighting fused w/ cryptography
Don't see it if you don’t have the energy for Stoppard addressing the proletariat with patrician mind games. Don’t go into this one blind.
See it if Dogg is a language Stoppard invented. Funny how it's used and how the actors stage dialogue. Takes some getting used to.
Don't see it if Then some traditional Hamlet is acted --mainly using the iconic lines. Christo Grabowski is excellent and should play a genuine Hamlet soon
Also The Macbeth is more political but it's very funny, too.
See it if you're into Stoppard's smart,funny,wordy & intellectual obsession with language, politics & Shakespeare, performed by a young & eager cast.
Don't see it if you want a light evening of theater. This superb set of 2 interwoven one-acts requires constant attention & familiarity with Hamlet/Macbeth.