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Green Gravel is thrilled to present Megan Gogerty’s LADY MACBETH AND HER PAL, MEGAN, directed by Saffron Henke, returning to the Riverside Theatre for an exclusive encore engagement. All donations made at the show will be contributed to Planned Parenthood of the Heartland. LADY MACBETH AND HER PAL, MEGAN serves up jokes, witty lit crit and feminist primer in one insightful and wickedly funny show.
When comedian Megan Gogerty is informed that she can’t play Lady Macbeth —because Lady Macbeth is a tragic figure of powerful darkness, and Megan is the human equivalent of a golden retriever—she sets out to prove them all wrong, only to discover that not only must she reevaluate her preconceptions of Lady Macbeth, she must reconsider herself as both a woman and as a standup comedian. Ultimately, the witching Weird Sisters surface as a model for rebellious woman- and sisterhood.
Mixing incisive social analysis and humorous confession, LADY MAC BETH AND HER PAL, MEGAN argues winningly for female empowerment and communal resistance. As millions march and mobilize against the new administration’s attempts to roll back women’s rights, this gutsy and galvanizing show is a must-see for all.
Megan Gogerty is a comedian and playwright based in Iowa City, Iowa, USA, where she teaches playwriting at the University of Iowa Playwrights Workshop. Gogerty’s work, which has been produced all over the world, includes “Hillary Clinton Got Me Pregnant” (listed in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s annual Top Ten Best Plays), “Love Jerry” (winner of three Talkin’ Broadway citations and four New York Musical Theatre Festival Excellence Awards), “Housebroken,” and “Save Me, Dolly Parton” (named a Best Play in Atlanta by Creative Loafing).
The show premiered at Riverside Theatre in Iowa City, where Little Village raved, “Lady Macbeth and Her Pal, Megan is chock full of jokes…Hiding behind the innocent mask of ‘comic monologist,’ however, Gogerty is armed to the teeth, hurtling razor blades of sharp insight at a variety of targets: the patriarchy, the entertainment industry and the ingrained hypocrisy that leads us to treat an ambitious man as a strong, crusading hero and an ambitious women as cruel, conniving and shrill.”
Brought to you by The Riverside Theatre and Little Village Magazine
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