Lady Macbeth and Her Pal, Megan - Sept. 29 - Oct 2.
By Megan Gogerty
Directed by Shannon Grounds
Back for an Encore, one-weekend-only performance - Shrewd Productions, in cooperation with Ground Floor Theatre, is proud to present the award-winning "Lady Macbeth and Her Pal, Megan" starring Eva McQuade!
Comedian Megan Gogerty is having a midlife crisis. Exhausted by the sometimes-brutal world of standup comedy and feeling the sting of her fortieth birthday, Megan attempts to convince the world that she – a gawky, cornfed, Midwestern comedian with a penchant for Star Trek – could plausibly play Lady Macbeth, Shakespeare’s iconic villain. Instead, Megan discovers another role model waiting for her in Shakespeare’s play...
Silly, theatrical, and complex, this one-woman show attempts to answer the question, “What’s it like to be a stand-up comedian?” Spoiler: it’s murder.
Lady Macbeth and Her Pal, Megan runs for 4 nights only at Ground Floor Theatre, September 29-October 2 at 8pm. Run time is approximately one hour. We will have a live-stream option on Friday, October 1st and Saturday, October 2nd. Directed by Artistic Director Shannon Grounds and starring B. Iden Payne winner for Best Actress in a Comedy (for this show!) Eva McQuade, the play features Lighting and Set design by Patrick Anthony, Media Design by Lowell Bartholomee, Sound Design by David DeMaris, and Stage Management by Remy Joslin.
"Go see Megan Gogerty's LADY MACBETH AND HER PAL MEGAN. If a review could start and end with one sentence this would be it...
LADY MACBETH AND HER PAL MEGAN shines a light on the complexities of being a woman in theatre, comedy and the United States in the 21st century. Written by University of Texas alum Megan Gogerty, the show is, er... a kind of stand-up play? A monologue performed as a stand up act? It defies description in a way, but it helps to imagine it as a genuinely funny, touching, and tangled one woman show performed by the adorable Eva McQuade...
Dealing with her own ambivalence about womanhood, McQuade as Megan takes us through a wonderfully engaging hour or so of Gogerty's evolving interpretation of Lady Macbeth's ambition and the Witches anarchy. Twisting and winding through the experience of being a female comedian in today's culture, it doesn't seem as though the concept could result in the rich tapestry of thought and emotion it provides. But it does...
McQuade is a pure delight, engaging us from her seemingly unassuming entrance until after the curtain call. She sparkles, broods, and invites us into Gogerty's world and endears us to her as if she is, well, a... a golden retriever. But she's so much more than that in the end: a child, a comedian, a woman, a friend, a wife, a sage, a witch."
We are still in the middle of a new spike of Covid 19, so Ground Floor Theatre has instituted some mitigation polices to keep you and our team safe.
Proof of vaccination or a recent (within 72 hours) negative Covid test is required.
Masks must be worn at all times covering both mouth and nose
socially distanced seating
HEPA filtration throughout the theatre and backstage
hand sanitizer available
We are offering 2 opportunities to watch the show live-streamed
Coming Soon - Small Steps - a World Premiere Comedy
We're "over the moon" to be presenting the World Premiere of local playwright, Briandaniel Oglesby's SMALL STEPS, in cooperation with Ground Floor Theatre and with the generous support of Scriptworks. Our planned production for September had to be postponed due to Covid, but stay tuned for new dates!!
A campy, sci-fi tale that feels all too relevant in our current timeline, Oglesby takes us on a semi-autobiographical journey spanning a million laughs, and fifty-five million miles.