Once a year we can expect a new play from the young Dramateure ensemble. Well, obviously it won't be "new" anymore since the regrettable passing of Sir Terry Pratchett earlier this march, but "new" as in "it's new in our repertoire".
Just as a sidenote the last piece of work by STP will be published late this autumn and it will be the long-expected 5th part of the Tiffany Aching series called "The shepherd's crown".
|The Dramateure ensemble|
"Wyrd Sisters" resp. "MacBest", as it is titled in german translation, is one of the early works by STP in which he used up dramas and fairy tales from our roundworld. The german title reveals a lot more about the main topic than the english one: obviously it deals with "MacBeth" by Shakespeare, the instigated king's murder, bad conscious afterwards, narrowly rescued king's son and of course the three witches who want to meet again ("next tuesday would be fine" ...). Nevertheless STP adds his very own special flavour to this mixture of threads.
|Magrat Garlick, youngest witch|
|v.r.t.l.: Magrat, Esme, Nanny|
|Witches at work|
The director did not of course hire a company like ILM or Pixar to make the brooms fly but instead settled on a wallet-friendly implementation by moving the scenery around and the witches' actors only move in slow-motion through the countryside.
Same is true for the incarceration: a huge steel grid door cannot keep the witches.
|DEATH and late king|
The queen, being the real evil person in this play, and having instigated the murder in the first place, flees into the forest and makes some unpleasant encounters there which did not like trees being cut ...
The acting king removes himself from life - he thinks that he's dead already and tries to fly from the castle's tower. Reminds me of a funny poem by 50's writer and actor Heinz Erhard, "Ritter Fips und sein anderes Ende" ... (I cannot translate this, sorry!)
|Jester and king|
My final conclusion: I enjoyed the play very much as did my daughter, and I can't wait for next year's plans.
|Ensemble at encore|