Lady Macbeth and Her Pal, Megan

Official show page: ladymacbethshow.com

Crowdfunding campaign: igg.me/at/gogerty

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Photo by Rob Merritt.

Directed by Saffron Henke: www.saffronhenke.com

Official show site: ladymacbethshow.com


Comedian Megan Gogerty is having a midlife crisis. When a friend suggests that she - a sunny, nerdy, cornfed comic - can’t play Lady Macbeth - that tragic figure of darkness and power - Megan launches on a quest to prove otherwise, only to discover Lady M isn’t all she’s cracked up to be. Torn between the bloody ambition of Lady Macbeth and the gleeful anarchy of the witches, Megan comes face to face with her own ambivalence about womanhood.

Part personal narrative and part textual analysis, comedian and monologist Megan Gogerty (Hillary Clinton Got Me Pregnant; Save Me, Dolly Parton) asks the question,  hasn’t every woman, at one point or another, wanted to commit regicide? Funny, subversive, engaging with cultures both pop- and high-, Lady Macbeth and Her Pal, Megan parses the difference between empowerment fantasies and actual empowerment.


SHOW DATES

2017

Feb 10-11     The Loft, Grinnell Arts Council, Grinnell, IA 7:30PM

Feb 24-25     Riverside Theatre, Iowa City, IA 7:30PM

Feb 26     Riverside Theatre, Iowa City, IA 2PM

Mar 2-4     Riverside Theatre, Iowa City, IA 7:30PM

Mar 5     Riverside Theatre, Iowa City, IA 2PM

Mar 9-11     Riverside Theatre, Iowa City, IA 7:30PM

Mar 12     Riverside Theatre, Iowa City, IA 2PM

Mar 15     Hollins University, Roanoke, VA 7PM

Apr 21-23 Ft. Lauderdale Fringe Fest, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (times TBD)


2016

Jul 20     (Reading) Hollins Playwrights Lab, Roanoke, VA 7PM

Oct 3     (Reading) Sacred Fools Theatre Black Box, Los Angeles, CA 7:30PM