Adapted from William Shakespeare's Macbeth
and The Simpsons created by Matt Groening
Created & Performed by Rick Miller
Directed by Sean Lynch
Imagine Shakespeare’s Macbeth, a bloody tale of
greed, envy, murder and retribution interpreted by
none other than television’s supreme anti-heroes of
irreverence The Simpsons. That is exactly what Rick
Miller does in his incredible work, MacHomer. In this
awe inspiring, energetic, incredibly hilarious
performance, picture Homer Simpson as the Scottish
traitor, Marge as Lady Macbeth, Mr. Burns as the
doomed King Duncan and Moe the Bartender as Witch
#2. MacHomer has amazed audiences of all ages,
backgrounds and languages. A hilarious one-man
show you have to see to believe!
Date and Times
February 16, 2012 10:00AM and 7:00PM
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
14900 La Mirada Blvd, La Mirada, Ca 90638
10:00AM: All seats: $6.00
7:00PM: Adults $25.00, Students: HS: $12.00, MS: $6.00
|“Terrific! It’s intelligent, often hilariously funny
...the laughs are continuous!”
- LA Times
|“Hilariously funny, and it works like gangbusters!”
Los Angeles Times
"Phenomenal!… Miller performs with energy, relish, and
"Wildly imaginative…Miller is a gifted mimic!"
The Boston Globe
“A coup for both Shakespeare and the Simpsons!”
The London Evening Standard
"MacHomer is a "Comic Tour-de-Force"
"ASTONISHING!... Miller is able to flip from one
character to another without missing a beat, at
breakneck speed... MacHomer is great, but Miller is the
real king here."
The Daily Telegraph, Sydney
with Rick Miller
Where did MacHomer come
In the summer of 1995, I had a very
small part (Murderer #2, to be exact)
in a touring production of Macbeth
with Montreal's Repercussion
Theatre. Somehow, a tragedy
always seems funnier backstage
than onstage, and I spent many
hours concocting this strange little
joke for the cast party: what if the
Simpsons were to parody Macbeth?
That same joke has grown into
something much larger, but the
conceit remains the same: one
dysfunctional family does another.
Wherefore the Simpsons?
The initial ‘casting’ decision was
entirely subjective, based on which
voices I could imitate best and which
play I was performing in at the time.
Despite countless suggestions since
then, I still haven’t found a better fit.
I find it somewhat poetic that in
Homer’s hands, Macbeth’s vaulting
ambition ranges from wanting the
throne to wanting a doughnut. There
is also something vaguely tragic
about the residents of Springfield:
flawed, vulnerable, but ultimately
noble in their own pathetic way.
Is Shakespeare rolling in his
I wouldn’t think so. It may not be
‘Art’, but ‘The Simpsons’ TV show is
extremely artistic, holding a satirical
mirror up to present-day society
much like Shakespeare’s plays did
to Elizabethan England. I think Ol’
Bill would prefer watching MacHomer
over some badly acted production of
How would you classify ”
MacHomer has been called many
things but, essentially, it’s a tribute
to the creative vision of Matt
Groening and to the genius of
William Shakespeare. Thank you for
indulging my silliness.