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'The Tragedy of Macbeth' closes the Proxy Theatre Company's season

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Siggi Ragnar

Samantha Granberg as Hecate with witches Caroline Arroyo, Abigail Enstminger, and Chelsea Taylor

This is a scrappy, canny production that makes full use of its barren, meager space. Even when not speaking, the three weird sisters slither across the floor or hang above the wall. Except for Will Parker, who, as Siward, seems to affect a Scottish accent, lines are delivered lucidly but in American. No attempt is made to be faithful to the period — either 11th century Scotland or Jacobean England. Servants wear suspenders, and Lady Macduff's son bounces a big red medicine ball. It is an Inverness of the imagination. After his Banquo dies, Ty Mylnar doubles as the Doctor who observes the troubled Lady Macbeth sleepwalking. Bespectacled in a vest with fob watch, he could be seeking consultation with a Viennese specialist when he admits: "This disease is beyond my practice."

Recent Trinity graduates, the actors are spry and energetic. Most of the performances are physical, not least that of Alex Coy, who, as porter/messenger/murderer/servant, moves his wide body with precision and grace. This is a play about what Macbeth calls "vaulting ambition, which o'er leaps itself," and the Proxy players excel at lunging and leaping. Swords clash, blood flows, and a head rolls. •

The Tragedy of Macbeth

$8-$32 (with different levels of involvement)
8pm Thu-Sat
1907 S St. Mary's
Through April 7

* Proxy reps told the Current today that this is not their final production of the season. Be on the lookout for Burn This by Lanford Wilson, directed by Mark McCarver, in May, and Bent by Martin Sherman, directed by Chelsea Taylor, later in the summer at a location still to be determined. The Current regrets the error.

* *Originally identified as Alex Aguilar.

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