After zipping off to a wedding this weekend, bookended by rehearsals, I am happy to report that Chris, as Lady M. and Craig, as Macbeth, have really started to find their relationship. What is so fun to see developing is a real, complex, intense couple who are not stock villains, but human beings who care deeply about each other. I've probably said it before, but if we cannot care about these people, why watch this show?
There are almost no easy scenes in this play. It may be only 90 minutes long, but the stakes are so high, and the action so intense that teasing it all apart, figuring out what we can mine in each moment, and then putting it back together is a big deal!! Phew. It leaves you ready for a good night's sleep.