Stuntman And Lover Of Cheese

by Dan Bostonweeks

Stupid Banquo!

So, Saturday was a busy day for me. In the afternoon I braved the Bay Bridge traffic to make my way over to the Potrero Hill area for a house warming party at Jamie’s new apartment (he moved out here not too long ago). He has a great apartment and he’s put a lot of himself into it. It was very comfortable to be in. After the house warming I went back over to Berkeley to meet several people from work for dinner at Shen Hua in Berkeley. After dinner and dessert we headed over to the CalShakes amphitheater for the one man show, MacHomer. Not only was it well done, it was hilarious and I laughed my butt off. The cast of characters fit perfectly. While there are far too many to name here some of the best were: The Sea Captain, Moe, and Principal Skinner as the witches/weird sisters; Homer as MacHomer (rather than MacBeth); Marge as Lady MacHomer; Barney as MacDuff; Mr. Burns and Smithers as the king and Malcom respectively; and Flanders as Banquo. At the end of the show Rick Miller, the one man, performed Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody as 25 different performers. The hi-lights include Mick Jagger, Tom Waits, Meatloaf, and Ozzy. I forgot some of them because I was laughing so hard.

If you ever get a chance to see this show do it. Pay attention to the puppet show he does if you see it…well, if you’re not laughing too hard.