Heartwood Theater’s modern “Macbeth” opened last weekend, and audiences found that truly, it was not what they were thinking. In a contemporary setting, with a young cast, movie-like sound track, multi projections, and beautiful, complex lighting, Shakespeare suddenly becomes very accessible.
Double rehearsals are well underway, as opening night rapidly approaches for Heartwood's modern day version of “Macbeth.” Embedded in the acting ensemble are several actors new to Heartwood, a natural evolution as Heartwood grows more and more regional.
"Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more..." (Macbeth) Heartwood’s actors will have their brief hour upon the stage, in seven fleeting performances of “Macbeth,” opening April 26th.
“What’s done is done.” But it’s not done, yet. Long before the audience – even the actors - arrive for Heartwood’s production of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” there is toil and trouble bubbling behind the scenes.
“Juanito is a kind of Ry Cooder of flamenco guitar – he combines vivid colors, a rich imagination, and a yearning, never-satisfied mastery of his art,” says Steve Morse, a longtime Boston Globe writer. And now, the most recent chapter in Pascual’s musical journey, “a dream that started at the age of 15 - a seamless blend of flamenco, with blues, jazz, rock and classical,” is being realized in the Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio.
Heartwood Regional Theater Company is pleased to present the Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio for a single performance, on Thursday, April 4th. A special friend of Heartwood, Juanito has composed and performed flamenco guitar scores for two Heartwood productions - "Blood Wedding" in 2005 and "The House of Bernarda Alba," last summer.