Klowning around

October 1, 2006
Macbeth, in balloon crown, and Lady Macbeth, on his right, celebrate with dinner guests preceding the appearance of Banquo's ghost.

Macbeth, in balloon crown, and Lady Macbeth, on his right, celebrate with dinner guests preceding the appearance of Banquo's ghost. Megan Morr

Student-run Wendell Theatre Group performs Klownmakbeth, an adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth featuring European clowning techniques, balloon props, and live music, in Duke Gardens. The performance, directed by Jay O'Berski, lecturing fellow in the theater-studies department, relied heavily on slapstick, gibberish, and comic facial expressions to get the message across.