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MacHomer’s brazen, broad take on Macbeth has undergone a series of minor revisions since solo performer Rick Miller last rolled through town in 2002, but the formula—a postmodern mash-up of Shakespeare’s text as interpreted by the cast of The Simpsons—remains d’oh-proof. Part of Miller’s genius lies in his close reading of Shakespeare’s text and his ability to match the Scottish archetypes with their Springfield analogues (irritant Ned Flanders becomes the object of Macbeth’s murderous obsession, Banquo), but there’s also great fun in watching the Canadian performer contort his face and let loose with a wicked Krusty the Clown impression. Miller supplies the voices of more than 50 Simpsons characters, often in rapid succession, in front of a slide show of original illustrations that help tie a neat bow on complicated plot points and keep the show moving. Even Miller concedes that MacHomer is a “one-joke premise.” Thankfully, it’s a really good joke. The run continues through Sunday, Oct. 12.
MILLER PERFORMS MACHOMER AT 8 P.M. AT WOOLY MAMMOTH THEATRE COMPANY, 641 D ST. NW. $40. (202) 393-3939.