Oh my GOD.
So this seems likea question that we, or anyone who’s seen the show a few times, a few dozen times, or like, 70+ times (!) should be able to just rattle off, right?
You have no idea the discussion this started! I simply wasn’t 100% sure, so I asked some fellow superfans to check my work. And no one was 100% sure. We all thought we knew, but no one was really sure. So I drew a diagram. And it was wrong. And we talked some more. Then I drew a second diagram with more landmarks in the room. FINALLY, after literally all day discussing this, we came to a consensus. We think.
If you are standing behind the pool table, facing the card table, with the Boy Witch hole to your right and the bar to your left, Banquo will be sitting on the right, nearest to the shelving, with his back to the entrance of Macbeth.
Malcolm will be facing you, sitting closest to the radio. Macduff will be on the seat closest to the pool table with his back to you.
I THINK. I’m still not 100% sure and I am a terrible fan and I’ve watched this scene maybe 40 times including during our very first show and how do I not know this beyond a shadow of a doubt? But we’re all mostly, pretty, fairly sure this is the right answer.
Unless it isn’t. But we think it is. Hopefully. I’ll be over here in the corner, shuffling my feet and thinking about heading back to the McKittrick just to make sure this is right. :)