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Evil Sugar
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Fun With Food by Evil Sugar

May 11th, 2008 1:49 PM

INSTRUCTIONS: Play with your food.

Mission: Play with your food.

Sparrows Fall quite kindly agreed to collaborate on this project (this despite the fact that Sparrow had already completed "Fun With Food" and therefore could not be added as a collaborator to get points. When you're done here, go take a look at Sparrow's praxes, they are made out of awesome).

The instructions for this task are "Play with your food." We chose Macbeth, since it is one of Shakespeare's better known plays. Besides, a tragedy seemed appropriate for a task where most of the actors would not survive the night.

The gummies auditioned for roles.* The gummy actors, however, tried to put a modern spin on Macbeth that was deemed unacceptable by Sparrow and Evil Sugar.

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The gummy thespians insisted that avantLOL was an up and coming style in theater. Their arguments were tiresome, and the entire troupe of thespians mysteriously disappeared.

The Green Team** was dispatched to the grocery store to obtain a more acceptable cast:

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Having acquired a fresh set of actors, we were now ready to perform the play.

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Sugar Fall Theatre Presents
The Tragedy of Macbeth
by William Shakespeare

KING DUNCAN - Red onion
MACBETH - Eggplant
LADY MACBETH - Eggplant
BANQUO - Olive
MACDUFF - Red Pepper
LENNOX - Garlic
THREE WITCHES - Lemons
MALCOLM, DONALBAIN, ROSSE, ANGUS - Cherry tomatoes
ATTENDANTS, APPARITIONS, ETC - Cherry tomatoes

All parts were voiced by Evil Sugar and Sparrows Fall.
Costumes by Sparrows Fall and Evil Sugar.
Special effects by Evil Sugar and Sparrow's Fall.

Act I - Scene iii ***

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MACBETH and BANQUO encounter THREE WITCHES.

MACBETH: Speak, if you can, what are you?
WITCH 1: All hail, Macbeth, hail to thee, Thane of Glamis!
WITCH 2: All hail, Macbeth, hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor!
WITCH 3: All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be King hereafter!


. . .

(to Banquo)

WITCH 1: Lesser than Macbeth, and greater.
WITCH 2: Not so happy, yet much happier.
WITCH 3: Thou shalt (be)get kings, though thou be none.


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WITCHES disappear, enter ROSSE and ANGUS.

ANGUS: We are sent to give thee from our royal master thanks, only to herald thee into his sight, not to pay thee.
ROSSE: And for an earnest of a greater honor, he bade me, from him, call the Thane of Cawdor; in which addition, hail, most worthy thane, for it is thine.

(The prophecy has begun to come true...Macbeth was already Thane of Glamis, and he is now the Thane of Cawdor as well! Maybe the witches are on to something. Could he one day become king?)

Act I, scene vi

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KING DUNCAN, MALCOLM, DONALBAIN, BANQUO, LENNOX, MACDUFF, ROSSE, ANGUS and ATTENDANTS arrive at Macbeth's castle. They are greeted by LADY MACBETH.

DUNCAN: See, see, our honor'd hostess!

(King Duncan would not be so happy to see Lady Macbeth if he knew what she and Macbeth were plotting...)

ACT II, scene ii

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MACBETH has killed KING DUNCAN, and now meets with LADY MACBETH to decide what to do. LADY MACBETH wants him to go back and plant the bloody daggers on KING DUNCAN's attendants.

MACBETH: I'll go no more. I am afraid to think what I have done; look on't again I dare not.
LADY MACBETH: Damn it, do I have to do everything around here?? Give me the daggers.


(After King Duncan's murder, his sons (DONALBAIN and MALCOLM) flee the country. This is great news for MACBETH, because it makes them look guilty and clears his way to the throne. But he's still really worried about the WITCHES' prophecy -- that BANQUO's descendants would be kings.)

(BANQUO is killed (poor little olive), but BANQUO's young son escapes.)

ACT III, scene iv

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A banquet. MACBETH (now king) and LADY MACBETH host a banquet with LENNOX and assorted lords and ladies in attendance. The ghost of BANQUO crashes the party.

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GHOST OF BANQUO: Whooooooo! Oooooooooh!
MACBETH: Avaunt, and quit my sight! Let the earth hide thee! Thy bones are marrowless, thy blood is cold; thou hast no speculation in those eyes which thou dost glare with!


(All the party guests now think that MACBETH has teh crazies. LADY MACBETH ATTEMPTS to cover for him, but I don't think they bought it.)

Act IV scene i

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Desperate, MACBETH returns to the THREE WITCHES for more advice. (Which makes perfect sense since the witches were so helpful the first time around...) The WITCHES call up three apparitions to tell Macbeth what to do.

APPARITION 1: Beware Macduff.
APPARITION 2: No man of woman born shall harm Macbeth.
APPARITION 3: If the forrest starts coming up the hill, you're doomed.


(Macbeth hears these prophesies, and foolishly feels much better. He'd feel a lot worse if (a) he knew that Macduff was delivered via c-section, which apparently doesn't count as being born, and (b) a bunch of soldiers carrying tree branches are about to attack his castle.)

Act V, scene viii

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MACDUFF: The witches gave you a false sense of security. I was born by c-section. Muahahaha!
MACBETH: Damn witches.


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MACBETH: *dies*

- THE END -

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At the end of the play, the cast came out on stage to take a bow.

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The gummies gave them a standing ovation. Some bears clapped so hard they fell over.

When the audience had cleared out, the actors were all taken backstage and killed. Evil Sugar plucked out their peppercorn eyeballs and together with Sparrows Fall chopped the cast into little pieces. Since the task was "play with your food," we thought it was important that at least a portion of each actor was eaten. The post-production meal consisted of the several actor-laden dishes, served with a side of pita bread.

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Sliced vegetable tray:
KING DUNCAN, MACDUFF, ROSSE, ANGUS, MALCOLM, DONALBAIN, APPARITIONS and ATTENDANTS.

Alternate vegetable tray (with actors deemed unfit for the production):
Cucumber, Celery, and a few dozen understudies for the part of BANQUO.

Baba Ganouj:
MACBETH, LADY MACBETH, LENNOX, olive oil, tahini paste, salt, pepper, spices.

Hummus:
chick peas, LENNOX, olive oil, salt & pepper.

One of the guests at the after party provided a lovely fruit tart for dessert, and another guest brought star fruit.

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This has absolutely nothing to do with the task, but Evil Sugar could not resist showing off such a tasty dessert.


* NOTE: Gummies are, technically, food for humans, and therefore would be acceptable actors for this task. They volunteered, since gummies are quite fond of theater. They were so excited, in fact, that they failed to think through the consequences of participating in this particular task -- the inevitable consumption of the actors. In the end, though, their acting was so terrible that they didn't even make it to the start of the play. NOM NOM NOM.

** NOTE: The White Team is working on a task, which should be posted shortly. Please be patient.

*** NOTE: This is the director's cut of Macbeth. Some scenes were deemed unnecessary to the basic plot, and were not performed. (Gummy bears have very short attention spans.) However, the Acts/scenes are numbered according to the original play, in case anyone (nerd!) wants to follow along at home.


And that's a wrap. Be sure to check out the images below for the director commentary and a mini-documentary entitled "Macbeth: The Making of a Tragedy."

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Fun With Food
Macbeth: The Making of a Tragedy
Macbeth: The Making of a Tragedy
Macbeth: The Making of a Tragedy
Macbeth: The Making of a Tragedy
Macbeth: The Making of a Tragedy
Macbeth: The Making of a Tragedy
Macbeth: The Making of a Tragedy
Macbeth: The Making of a Tragedy
Macbeth: The Making of a Tragedy
Macbeth: The Making of a Tragedy
Macbeth: The Making of a Tragedy
Macbeth: The Making of a Tragedy
Director Commentary - Gummies Go Shopping
Director Commentary - Save the World
Director Commentary - Vanished
Director Commentary - Welcome to the Castle
Director Commentary - Bloody Daggers
Director Commentary - The Banquet
Director Commentary - Banquo's Ghost
Director Commentary - Audience Perspective
Director Commentary - More Prophecies
Director Commentary - Lady Macbeth's Monologue
Director Commentary - The Final Duel
Director Commentary - Macbeth is Beheaded
Director Commentary - The Cast
Director Commentary - The After Party
Director Commentary - Castle wall
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21 comment(s)

(no subject) +3
posted by Sparrows Fall on May 11th, 2008 2:06 PM

(NOTE: Putting a plastic bag over _anything_ makes it a ghost. That's why they put those warnings on the grocery bags. Nobody wants a bunch of people wearing bags on their heads and turning into ghosts. Because ghosts are scary.)

Hee hee hee!

(no subject) +1
posted by Evil Sugar on May 11th, 2008 9:14 PM

killing you...so that you can rise again as a ghost?

(no subject) +1
posted by done on May 11th, 2008 2:11 PM

supervote!!!

(no subject) +1
posted by Evil Sugar on May 11th, 2008 9:14 PM

super-squee!

(no subject) +1
posted by Bryce on May 11th, 2008 2:53 PM

The world takeover by awesomeness is underway.

(no subject) +2
posted by Tøm on May 11th, 2008 3:12 PM

I've seen the future, and it's Gummy.

(no subject) +2
posted by Evil Sugar on May 11th, 2008 9:15 PM

The gummies value divination. There will be a place for you when they've taken over the world.

(no subject) +1
posted by Bryce on May 11th, 2008 5:06 PM

Thank god, Nostradamus!

(no subject) +1
posted by The Artful Dodger on May 11th, 2008 5:41 PM

This is beyond brilliant!

(no subject) +4
posted by Julian Muffinbot on May 11th, 2008 9:22 PM

"We had two eggplants, and decided that Macbeth should be the more bruised/beat up eggplant, since he had presumably fought in more battles than Lady Macbeth."

AHAHHAHAHHHAHA omg this made me die. (No plastic bag needed!)

You made me do this. +3
posted by The Animus on May 12th, 2008 1:25 AM

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(no subject) +1
posted by Evil Sugar on May 12th, 2008 6:00 AM

The gummies are pleased that you were impelled to create this -- but are deeply disturbed by its content.

(no subject) +1
posted by Evil Sugar on May 13th, 2008 3:59 PM

The reattached head is a trick of toothpicks and mirrors. Or a picture taken out of sequence. The gummies refuse to say for sure which one :)

The World of Gummies! +2
posted by Zelpha [Erus] on May 13th, 2008 2:41 PM

Haha, this made me laugh hard.
I love the "Can i haz dagger" pic.
More Gummies! More sez i!

(no subject) +1
posted by Evil Sugar on May 13th, 2008 4:00 PM

Oh yes. More gummies. Coming soon to a praxis near you.

(no subject)
posted by Bjørn Teuleuse on May 14th, 2008 4:13 PM

This is the kind of integrity that tasks need to be performed with

(no subject)
posted by Rainy on May 15th, 2008 2:14 PM

All the kitchen's a stage....

(no subject) +3
posted by teh Lolbrarian on May 18th, 2008 10:05 AM

I love you guys. Particularly for

"The After Party (cont.). MACBETH and LADY MACBETH were then pureed in a food processor with a clove of LENNOX, some olive oil, a bit of tahini paste, salt, ACTOR EYEBALLS, and assorted spices."

GENIUS.

Also, I suppose the ruthless consumption of the cast counts as yet another instance of the Macbeth curse at work.

(no subject) +1
posted by Evil Sugar on May 18th, 2008 11:41 AM

Most everything tastes better with a little bit of ACTOR EYEBALLS :)

the stuff of DVD gift set collections
posted by susy derkins on June 22nd, 2008 2:50 AM

Dang, this is legendary! Only five votes away from the Fleur currently held by none other but the transatlantic submarine battle!!
And I had lived without reading it all this time...

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posted by Crazy Child on July 10th, 2008 8:19 AM

How did I manage to not see this before now?? This is pure awesome!