Macbeth (an undoing)
Closed 2h 35m
Macbeth (an undoing)
79

Macbeth (an undoing) NYC Reviews and Tickets

79%
(22 Ratings)
Positive
82%
Mixed
9%
Negative
9%
Members say
Great acting, Clever, Ambitious, Confusing, Great staging

About the Show

A reimagining of Lady Macbeth delving into her ruthless pursuit of power and descent into madness.

Read more Show less

Show-Score Member Reviews (22)

Sort by:
  • Default
  • Standing in our community
  • Highest first
  • Lowest first
  • Newest first
  • Oldest first
  • Only positive
  • Only negative
  • Only mixed
535 Reviews | 137 Followers
96
Brilliant!, Inventive, Intense

See it if you're up for a clever Macbeth re-telling, wandering further away from the source material as it progresses, placing Lady M. front & center.

Don't see it if you've never seen Macbeth before - not recommended as the first introduction to the play; Certainly knowing it will deepen your enjoyment. Read more

IS
102 Reviews | 38 Followers
86
Intelligent, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You're open to interpretations that deviate from the original, don't insist on hearing the original text throughout; acting is quite good

Don't see it if you'll probably leave disappointed if you expect the text to be as powerful as the original but it stands up pretty well on its own imho Read more

636 Reviews | 153 Followers
85
Bloody, Great staging, Edgy, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if u are interested in a different take on Macbeth though the outcome is the same; great acting, staging & some humor; at times frenetic

Don't see it if u don't like having your Shakespeare or its characters tampered with and/or you get queasy around lots & lots of blood; slightly slow start Read more

141 Reviews | 19 Followers
84
She's come undone.

See it if you love Shakespeare, you're a fan of "Macbeth"...and you don't mind at all when writers and directors play fast and loose with the Bard.

Don't see it if "Macbeth" is not one of your favorites...and you're convinced that when it comes to Shakespeare, we should all just leave well enough alone. Read more

772 Reviews | 148 Followers
80
Clever, Entertaining, Edgy, Great staging, Great acting

See it if Different take that bloody fun.

Don't see it if Want the story to stay the same.

161 Reviews | 11 Followers
78
Relevant, Great staging, Great acting, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you want to see a different interpretation of a Shakespearian classic.

Don't see it if you are looking for a faithful adaptation or reinvention that fully "works."

253 Reviews | 35 Followers
78
Clever, Great acting, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if Unusually, original, great acting, very different interpretation

Don't see it if Confusing, one actor very difficult to understand. Fascinated but still unclear about parts of second act.

50 Reviews | 33 Followers
77
Great acting, Great staging, Clever

See it if A well-acted and original take on the Scottish play

Don't see it if A traditional telling--the point of this version is that it makes a key change. Read more

Critic Reviews (9)

New York Magazine / Vulture
April 11th, 2024

"Harris doesn’t quite know how to wind things up"
Read more

Theatermania
April 11th, 2024

"...Harris shows us the mafia kingpin living in the heart of every girlboss."
Read more

Lighting & Sound America
April 11th, 2024

" [It] dawdles before offering a confused and unfocused thesis."
Read more

New York Stage Review
April 11th, 2024

"a Macbeth that emphasizes the play as making a strong statement about women’s equality"
Read more

TheaterScene.net
April 22nd, 2024

"does not further the feminist cause that women in power would do things differently"
Read more

Exeunt Magazine
April 11th, 2024

"...Harris cracks open the Scottish play to focus on the women within it"
Read more

Off Off Online
April 14th, 2024

Zinnie Harris reimagines Macbeth with Lady Macbeth at the center.
Read more

This Week in New York
April 23rd, 2024

"Zinnie Harris pulls a thread from the Scottish play to unravel and reconstruct it"
Read more