Macbeth (Frog & Peach Theatre Company)
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Macbeth (Frog & Peach Theatre Company)
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Macbeth (Frog & Peach Theatre Company) NYC Reviews and Tickets

66%
(32 Reviews)
Positive
41%
Mixed
53%
Negative
6%
Members say
Disappointing, Ambitious, Slow, Intense, Absorbing

About the Show

Frog & Peach Theatre Company presents Shakespeare's terrifying tragedy of blood, war, and witchcraft.

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Member Reviews (32)

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429 Reviews | 93 Followers
24
Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid, Slow

See it if You know someone in the show and want to support them. Don't see it if you love Macbeth, don't see it if you're new to Shakespeare. A mess.

Don't see it if No nuance to the characters or words. Boring staging and production. Cringe-worthy delivery. The best actors weren't in the top roles.

423 Reviews | 112 Followers
61
Needs rehearsal. amateurish

See it if A few sparks of emotion showed through plodding Shakespeare. Needs tighter direction.

Don't see it if Very basic production. No set. Some costumes and swords.

291 Reviews | 706 Followers
65
Uneven, Some actors couldn't be heard or understood, including macbeth at times, Amateurish, Preshow speech by self important director didn't help, Energetic

See it if you know someone in the cast.

Don't see it if you want to understand Shakespeare's gorgeous language or be impacted by this very intense drama. Read more

390 Reviews | 98 Followers
70
Not my favorite macbeth

See it if you know Macbeth well so can pick out the subtle nuances of the better performances within this soup or know it not and just want exposure.

Don't see it if You are put off by various abilities to wrap one's tongue around Shakespeare. If you want any subtly or arc for Lady Macbeth. She GOES mad. Read more

322 Reviews | 85 Followers
70
Ambitious, Intelligent, Overwrought

See it if You're up for a quick-paced, well acted, earnest & committed if ultimately flat Macbeth whose Method approach sadly morphs into melodrama.

Don't see it if You're expecting an inspired or revelatory production, or the clearest language or poetry. Voices & deliveries generally fine, but. Read more

263 Reviews | 52 Followers
65
Meh, Uneven, Disappointing

See it if You are primarily focused on Lady Macbeth, as she and the porter, are the most effective actors.

Don't see it if Generally, not recommended. Uneven acting + lines without affect, ending with an incomprehensible dumb show of Macduff chasing the witches-? Read more

209 Reviews | 39 Followers
50
Disappointing, Amateur night shakespeare. it's not enough to just memorize the lines, you've got to deliver them with understanding and convey their meaning to the audience.

See it if You only want to check Macbeth off your list of Shakespeare plays you've seen and don't care about quality at all.

Don't see it if You would like to get some sense of why this is considered one of Shakespeare's greatest plays. You won't get it here.

193 Reviews | 80 Followers
68
Intelligent, Ambitious, Great writing, Disappointing

See it if You like Shakespeare; you enjoy energetic performance; you want to see a masterpiece in a tiny theater

Don't see it if You want a single standard of performance - the caliber of acting (& type of direction) differed significantly; you want traditional staging

Critic Reviews (1)

Theater Pizzazz
February 1st, 2017

"A bit fuzzy-headed and not wildly original...There has to be a reason an audience will sit and watch a play that is so overdone and Gonzalez and Billingsley never rise above the level of a pretty couple bickering. On the other hand, the Three Witches are marvelously intense creatures...The rest of the cast spoke their lines unevenly...Energy and dedication aren’t enough. 'Macbeth' demands over-the-top emotions and a sense of inevitability which this 'Macbeth' never quite achieved."
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