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Wild Magic
Presented by RJ Deverell Productions

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Reviewed: 2007-07-23 18:37:18
Rated: 7 out of 10 [3.5 Stars]
By: John Chase (Director@winnipegonstage.com)

In fair warning, "Wild Magic" paints Shakespeare in a dim light and ridicules the hallowed theatrical tradition of the "Scottish Play" for the sake of comedy. Ironically, it also exudes misandry even while criticising "Macbeth" as being misogynistic.

However if you place these "faults" aside, what remains is a wonderfully witty re-telling of that same Scottish Play, from the perspective of the three witches. They also examine battles on a more global scale; for what may not be apparent from the play's program description is that it is a thoroughly political comedy with a few touching moments and a strong anti-war message. This message is communicated blatantly, though I credit the fact that it is written into the script in a sensible, logical way.

In the end, it is the superb and excellently-contrasting performances of the three actresses that makes "Wild Magic" well worth seeing. Three-and-a-half stars out of five!

John Chase
July 22, 2007

This production is part of the 2007 Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival.
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