The Simpsons meet the Bard

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January 30, 2003|By Lori Sears

Impersonating 50 different characters' voices, all created by Matt Groening - from Homer, Marge, Bart and Lisa to Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Krusty the Clown, Apu, Itchy and Scratchy - Miller indeed does The Simpsons doing Macbeth. And somehow he manages to retain 85 percent of Shakespeare's original writing. Homer, of course, stars in the title role, with Marge in the role of Lady Macbeth.

Miller, a Toronto-based actor and writer, sought to honor the brilliance of Simpsons creator Groening and Shakespeare with this venture. And to Miller, MacHomer seemed a perfect fit. "I find it somewhat poetic that in Homer's hands, Macbeth's vaulting ambition ranges from wanting the throne to wanting a doughnut," Miller said in a press release about the show.

Catch MacHomer at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. $28-$40. Call 301-228-2828.

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