Seven girls hurl headlong into the unchecked passions of "Macbeth" as the line between real life and bloody fantasy quickly blurs. An encore staging of Red Bull's new adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy. More…
On an autumn afternoon, in an empty lot outside the city, seven girls meet up to do a play. School uniform tartan transforms in this American urban wasteland. The girls are witches, ghosts, and kings. Through prophecies and smartphones, unexpected resonances emerge from Shakespeare’s dark nightmare of ambition gone awry. These young women discover what's done cannot be undone.
See it if intriguing mash up of "Lord of the Flies" & the Scottish play shows how violence once unleashed can consume everything; shattering ending
Don't see it if energetic not great version of play; transition from childhood games to murderous actions much too abrupt
See it if You want an original take on Macbeth that plays deeply into the play's occult nature in a way you perhaps didn't expect!
Don't see it if You want traditional Shakespeare - this is very breathless and 90 min, no intermission
See it if you like riffs on Shksp. Cut script remains powerful. Clever staging, strong acting. Superb Lady MB (Mendes). Time flies, as does blood.
Don't see it if you don't know the play (confusing) or you're a traditionalist. Too much noise: rain, shouting, banging. Some seats have tough sightlines.
See it if You want to see an all-girls high school performance of Macbeth. Nicely edited to 90 mim. Good performances.
Don't see it if you expect any reimagining of the original. They just put the girls in board school uniforms as they perform the original text.
See it if A shorter version of Shakespeare classic. If you want a different take on Mac Beth. Nice lighting, decent direction and some good acting.
Don't see it if All women cast, shorter, waterdown version is not gor you. Premise is the same. Not all actors are good in this play. c grade at best.
See it if u want to see Mean Girls meets Macbeth in a high concept, heavily redacted, highly stylized, all-tween production of Shakespeare's tragedy.
Don't see it if you prefer substance to style; you're a Shakespeare purist; you aren't already familiar w/the plot & characters of Macbeth.
See it if Stripped to it's violent, power driven essence, this gender inverted take on Shakespeare's classic is equally fascinating & banal Well acted
Don't see it if Extremely violent, often funny - it's a mash-up of Mean Girls meets The Crucible Biggest problem - academic quality to the interpretation
See it if you like high concept Shakespearean productions that actually make you rethink the text.
Don't see it if you don't like your Shakespeare tinkered with: Here, a single directorial choice transfigures the landscape.
See it if curious how modern adolescent girls approach the play, you follow the director's work, very familiar with "Macbeth," enjoy Red Bull's work
Don't see it if you're not that familiar with the original, don't like shrieks of adolescent girls, not willing to think about reasons for this approach
See it if you know your Shakespeare well as this is a new take on the play with great staging and new story lines by an energetic all female cast.
Don't see it if you aren't well acquainted with the original play-the action here is fast w/ multiple roles played by the cast of 7 w/ loudness & screaming.
See it if You like modern, streamlined adaptations of Shakespeare. You want a young cast take on a classic work. You like intimate staging.
Don't see it if You're expecting a radical, re-imaging: despite moments of teen-ness & the tacked-on coda, this is a traditional presentation of Macbeth.
See it if innovative approaches to Shakespeare interest you. The teenaged witches were remarkably effective.
Don't see it if your seat is on the side of the thrust stage rather than the front. You will almost never see faces & on audience right you get splashed.
See it if Lady sesh. Distaff interpretation of The Bard with tweaks and updates for contemp appeal. Kids decide to put on a show. But what a show.
Don't see it if Big Mac--Beth, hold the pickle. Please. Spotty. More Red Bull blood that's shed. Underscores the paucity of femme roles in his canon. Rain.
See it if you like to experience different versions of a famous Shakespeare play, this one done with an all female cast. Interesting set.
Don't see it if you like a traditional version of Shakespeare play.
See it if Bloody end (with "selfies") is fun to watch. As are the pop dance sequences. And the rain sequence on stage.
Don't see it if Plot can be confusing. Lots of screaming, banging of pipes, banging with a hammer, etc, can be grating to the audience. Runs 90 minutes.
See it if You want a (for me) thrilling theatre spectacle w Shkspre's words, huge story edits, lotsa mean teenage energy w a committed all-female cast
Don't see it if LOUD, tons of water, confusing intermingling of characters w/o helpful wardrobe changes, only a few actors able to infuse meaning from text.
See it if You want to see an all woman cast tackle Shakespeare well. Funny, well acted, quirky enough to be fun. Some great choices.
Don't see it if You get pulled in by the synopsis. Not what I expected but enjoyable after I let go of my expectations. Occasionally confusing.
See it if you want to see Shakespeare delivered by a talented young female cast. Adaptation attempts to blurs the lines between fiction and reality.
Don't see it if Framing device is somewhat gimmicky. It works in this production, but might not be for everyone. Program notes make twists predictable.
See it if Pretty sensational. Uniformed high school girls do their own staging of Macbeth with classic text and youthful sensibility and exuberance.
Don't see it if you're an orthodox Shakespeare purist. Can be gruesome but not gratuitously so. Actresses are terrific as girls playing multiple roles.
See it if you support any pretext to retroactively rebalance female presence in the classics; casting’s enough to differentiate a dime-a-dozen Macbeth
Don't see it if you groan at stretched attempts at topicality; want a clever/fitting adaptation. Plays to the teen set, but superficial conception of youth.
See it if You like your 'Will' with a side of iPhone. This is a rapid fire 90 minute race through MacBeth. A lot to like here. Great use of props.
Don't see it if you dont like Shakespeare-light. You dont like contemporary versions brutally edited down. Loud and messy, sprinkled with 2019 speech.