Rick Miller has devised an ingenious plot to link cartoon lovers to the world of the Bard. He even tosses a few pop culture characters into the mix as he plays in the one man performance of MacHomer — MacHomer Simpson that is.
For more than a decade now, Miller has been putting Shakespeare’s script into the mouths of characters from the long running Fox cartoon that is going strong after 18 seasons.
Originating in Toronto, MacHomer has toured the world and now its coming to Bremerton for a night of comedic dinner theatre at the Admiral Theatre 8 p.m. March 10.
“(It’s) a multi-media update truly full of sound and fury,” said Admiral Theatre general manager Brian Johnson. “The result is that rare jewel, an educational and entertaining show.”
Three-quarters of the words out of his mouth are Shakespeare. Add in a few “dohs,” and “okely-dokelys” and the comedic masterpiece begins to form. Duncan and Malcom are portrayed as Mr. Burns and Smithers, Macduff is the drunken Barney and Krusty the Clown plays the porter. Even the Bumblebee Man and Itchy and Scratchy play a role as Miller exhibits more than 50 impressions of the Simpsons’ identities.
Miller has taken a poetic license with some of Macbeth’s most memorable lines. At one point, when he is about to kill the king, Homer asks, “Is this a dagger I see before me or a pizza? Mmmmmmm … pizza.”
After piercing the king — Mr. Burns — and realizing that it will be his downfall, he shouts “Doh!”
At the onset of the play, Marge’s skyscraper blue hair make Lady Macduff seem all that more sinister, while the Simpson’s voicing aims to make Shakespeare all the more enjoyable.
And the Admiral Theater is matching it all with a three-course meal to round out the evening. Tickets for the Main Floor Dinner show are $51 while Main Floor reserved tickets for the show only are $20. Loge reserved tickets are $15 and balcony seats cost $10.
Tickets can be purchased by phone at (360) 373-6743 or at the Admiral box office — 515 Pacific Avenue, Bremerton.