New York | 1h 30m | Already closed

Lady Macbeth and Her Lover

From 2 critic and 13 member reviews
Members say: Slow, Disappointing, Predictable, Absorbing, Ambitious

About the show

This new drama follows the intertwined lives of three women in their search for fame and love. A play about destiny and the power of passion and art. More…

Soulmates for life and beyond, lovers Hope and Corinne, both poets, make a suicide pact. One lives, and the other goes on to win the Pulitzer Prize, posthumously. Years later, the dead woman's daughter knocks on the survivor’s door, demanding that she be her literary mentor. Inspired by the lives of Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, and Elizabeth Bishop, 'Lady Macbeth and Her Lover' is a psychological thriller that seeks to challenge and feed the soul.

1h 30m | Already closed | The Directors Studio (Chelsea)


"Brilliantly performed and smartly staged...An inventive take on the dramatic territories of Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, and Elizabeth Bishop...Vetere’s dialogue is elegantly crafted and a joy to listen to...A major achievement of his play is providing three riveting roles for women that are brilliantly performed by two actresses...From its dreamy prologue to its stunning conclusion, 'Lady Macbeth and Her Lover' is powerfully enchanting." Full Review

Times Square Chronicles

“The story and its themes are so intriguing that I want everything about this production to be better...Bossy’s direction lacks the edge and suspense to spotlight the complex world of the play. There are moments in which the actors sit or stand still for 5-10 minutes length of conversation. In addition to the sometimes robotic delivery of lines, this choice is problematic...Work that causes me to ruminate over the existential struggles of artists is worth perfecting.” Full Review

Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intriguing, Ambitious

See it if you are interested in seeing a show about ambition, love, and manipulation between a poet and her mentor. Creative set and costume changes.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of intimate theater experiences or of shows that deal with death and suicide. Theater is very small and gets very warm.

Absorbing, Intriguing, Quirky, Entertaining, A little stiff

See it if You like original stories that don’t go where you necessarily expect them to. It’s a small budget so you have to use your imagination a bit.

Don't see it if You can’t overlook a few diamond in the rough sort of flaws. This isn’t perfect by any stretch but it’s immensely intriguing & entertaining.

Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if If you like modern interpretations of Shakespeare, lady Macbeth and female empowered plays.

Don't see it if You don’t like lgbt based plays or plays with suicide endings. You don’t like multiple roles played by the same actress


See it if you like an original story

Don't see it if you do not like small cast shows & intimate (tiny) theaters.

Also After seeing the show, my friend & I both liked & disliked it. Not sur... Read more Read less

Great acting, Predictable, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Riveting

See it if you want a dramatic, disturbing and intimate play

Don't see it if if suicide and substance abuse disturb you

Slow, Fluffy, Predictable

See it if ok story; a bit unbelievable; well acted

Don't see it if hot room; small space; rather predictable

Intriguing, Intimate, Well acted, Sinister, Somewhat depressing

See it if You like well acted intrigue

Don't see it if You want lighter fare

Also Seemed the playwright was working out an ambivalence towards God and w... Read more Read less

Banal, Slow, Disappointing, Ambitious, Edgy

See it if you want to ponder an artist and muse relationship, and see a woman undress on stage. Twice.

Don't see it if you are expecting a "thriller."

Also "Psychological thriller" it is not. This show deals with manipulation ... Read more Read less

Predictable, Slow

See it if Want to listen to a treatise on poetry

Don't see it if You care about predictably - the plot is obvious from the start.

Wordy, Disappointing, Slow, Insipid, Banal

See it if humorless revenge drama seems like a good way to spend an evening.

Don't see it if you are feeling tired -- the room is hot and the play is slow.

Banal, poorly written, emotionally false, creepy

See it if you love discussing poetry.

Don't see it if you expect to see dramatic action, conflict or development.

Also The title made me feel that this was a bait-and-switch. The set up has... Read more Read less

Great acting, Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if You want to see good acting of a poorly written story about unidimensional characters

Don't see it if You want to see intelligent, complex, thinking characters

Cliched, Disappointing, Slow

See it if You know someone in it and want to support them.

Don't see it if Very small stinky space. Script lacked surprise and characters were flat.

Cast & Creatives (6)