“MacHomer” is Shakespeare by way of Springfield. The fictional Springfield, that is—the home of tv’s “The Simpsons.”

This one-man production runs from Oct. 14 through 17 at the Annenberg Center, and features Rick Miller performing Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” as various characters from the iconic “Simpsons” tv show. In all, Miller recreates more than 50 characters on stage, including Homer in the tragic title role and Marge as Lady Macbeth.

A typical Shakespeare production? Definitely not. But according to the Toronto Star, it’s a “comic tour-de-force” that’s not to be missed.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 14 and 15, at 8 p.m. on Oct. 16 and at 2 and 8 p.m. on Oct. 17. For tickets and more information, go to


Originally published on September 3, 2009