MacBad is the third project in a series of performances by Teatro Praga (TP) dedicated to the youngsters, inspired by the masterpieces of English playwright William Shakespeare. This time TP chooses one of his most damned plays – Macbeth – the “Scottish piece” that has the presence of a trio of witches and their prophecies, that the hero / villain Macbeth (in our title MacBad, thus becoming the real Bad Guy!) will inevitably comply, even when he tries to escape. The spectator / protagonist is thus a gamer who guarantees that the story comes to an end. And for this purpose to be fulfilled, the show will use mechanisms inspired by famous “role-playing” game systems such as Dungeons & Dragons and Game Centers. So there will be several games within the game and everything will converge so that the prophecies, despite everything, come true.
Text and creation Cláudia Jardim, Diogo Bento and Pedro Penim
Cast Cláudia Jardim and Diogo Bento Game Design and technical counselling ZP Almeida
Production Management Daniela Ribeiro
Production Alexandra Baião
Co-production LU.CA – Teatro Luís de Camões and Oficina / Centro Cultural Vila Flor