Tag Archives: chris mangels

Just a Moment: Duplicitous Daggers in The Tragedy of Macbeth at College of the Sequoias

The Tragedy of Macbeth, as freely adapted by Chris Mangels at College of the Sequoias in Visalia, is an ambitious feat. Which is, of course, apropos of the play itself.

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Drive Thru Interview: Chris Mangels and The Tragedy of Macbeth at COS

“It’s a really complex piece that doesn’t offer easy answers.  That is what I set out to craft . . .”

Just a Moment: Claudius in The Fourth Wall’s “Hamlet”

Claudius is one of those extremely efficient characters in Shakespeare’s canon. He drives from moment to moment, action to action with a clear direction and overarching purpose: to solidify his power and maintain a stable realm. If only it weren’t for that pesky step-son mucking things up. Which is why his soliloquy in Act 3 […]

Drive-Thru Interview: THE NORMAL HEART – Chris Mangels and Terry Lewis

StageWorks Fresno has made a name for itself producing fantastically high-quality musicals for the Fresno area, but in recent seasons their choices of language plays have made just as big an impact. This season, “The Mountaintop” dazzled audiences with its unconventional, but ultimately loving portrayal of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s last night on earth. For […]