New York Classical Theatre presents a free outdoor production of Shakespeare's dark tragedy about a Scottish lord's lust for power. More…
Ambition goes unchecked by moral restraint, and destruction befalls all but a lucky few. This classic story of the perils of ultimate power is fueled by the supernatural forces that haunt the castles and forests of early Scotland. The audience follows the actors from place to place as the play moves from scene to scene. The show covers approximately three city blocks over two hours, so wear comfy shoes and clothes that can get dirty. 'Macbeth' plays The Battery (July 31-August 20) and Brooklyn Bridge Park (August 22-27).
See it if You are a fan of Macbeth and want to see a performance of it in a unique venue. Like the way New York Classical Theatre does things.
Don't see it if You don't like moving from scene to scene, or don't like see outsiders wonder what is going on.
See it if You like an "experience" added onto a well-known script, good performances, and a get-to-the-point cut of Macbeth. Jenny Strassburg slays.
Don't see it if You can't move around much, have no patience for a roving piece, and are looking for small performances.
See it if you want to see well-done Shakes. Staging is terrific (great 3 Sisters) and acting mostly strong. Fun Battery Park site (see lit-up Liberty)
Don't see it if you want to hear every word. Noisy venue! Roving takes time, so script is trimmed (intelligent cuts). Actors must shout, thus losing nuance.