A tragedy becomes a triumph

So . . . “Double, double, toil and trouble . . .” chant the three witches during the opening scene of Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth.

Toil, trouble and tragedy may be key themes of the play, but they are not descriptive of the fine, fluid and intensely physical work now on display in the Academy of Creative Theatre’s production at SLO Rep in downtown San Luis Obispo.

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Bringing an allegory to life

Whether the lovers in “The Fantasticks” end up with a happy ending isn’t really the point; by show’s end you’ve gotten the message that “without the hurt the heart is hollow.”

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