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 you have to see each and every modernized production of MacBeth & are totally familiar with the complex plot (they change a lot here)
Don't see it if you just can't wrap your head around violent, amoral teen girls in these roles-high voices, school uniforms, cell phones & red cups
See it if MacBeth as told by schoolgirls driven to madness by intensity of plot and language - an interesting take that feels like a gimmick stretched
Don't see it if You need your Shakespeare pure and constant yelling can be very distracting
See it if you don’t need a lot of context for what you are seeing and can handle Shakespeare’s dialogue.
Don't see it if You don’t know Macbeth that well, are not a fan of theater that doesn’t spell it al out for you
See it if You're a Shakespearean scholar because otherwise you'll be pretty confused. Or if you want to see an all female cast of youths.
Don't see it if You want to see a version of Macbeth that is coherent. There was a lot of text cut out and other random bits left in.
See it if You are open to innovate approaches to Shakespeare. You want to see 7 talented young actresses.
Don't see it if You are rigid about textual editing in your Bard plays.You can't imagine teen-age girls acting the part of Scotch Thanes of the 12th century
See it if You want to see an all-female modern interpretation of MacBeth.
Don't see it if You want to see a staging of MacBeth without additional elements from modern times. You are affected by blood on stage.
See it if you want great acting mixed with a healthy dose of macabre humor that is unlike anything you've seen.
Don't see it if bloody tampons, dead babies or same sex kissing offend you.
See it if Actresses are so young, yet talented.. give Shakespeare’s words justice. Smart directing and staging with surprises; solute to lady Macbeth!
Don't see it if you mind blind casting (high-school party girls portraying all characters); you’re a Shakespeare purist; the ending is a bit confusing;
See it if you enjoy unconventional takes on Shakespeare.
Don't see it if You only want to see unabridged, traditional versions of Shakespeare
See it if you want a different and interesting take on Macbeth with an energetic and talented all female cast and an interesting concept for the play.
Don't see it if If you have never seen Macbeth I would not recommend this take. The concept is interesting but at times cost the play some of its power.
See it if you are a Scottish play fan and want to see a kitschy and wild interpretation. Solid acting. Girls can be cruel and sick!
Don't see it if you are a Shakespeare purist or don't like Shakespeare at all. Not for those who can't handle blood and gore - there is plenty. Screaming!
See it if well-performed Shakespeare by talented young women is enough.
Don't see it if you have little patience with a cool concept that ends up offering some sly laughs but no insights into school girl culture or the play.
See it if If you go w/the concept, you'll be fully rewarded. These actresses do superb job of making Bard accessible & riveting; they're physical/NEW!
Don't see it if You cant let go of seeing cast of female schoolmates performing or want your M done standard form. Every actor should see this & take notes~
See it if you like takes on Shakespeare.. if you like great conceptual theatre...and seeing wonderful young talent... I LOVED this
Don't see it if you insist on every word of Shakespeare being there...if you're particularly squeamish...if you aren't willing to growth a very bold take
See it if You like deconstruction of Shakespeare OR if you’re a horror genre fan - so many clever homages throughout. Lady macBeth was STELLAR
Don't see it if If you just can’t abide Shakespeare at all. If you can’t abide anything being altered about Shakespeare
See it if you want to see an extraordinary vision of Macbeth and enjoy terrific acting. Schmidt's direction and adaption exceptional. Dangerous girls.
Don't see it if you are not interested in a new adaption of Shakespeare.
See it if You’d like to introduce young people to a non-traditional Shakespearean production. You already know the story well. Comfortable seating.
Don't see it if The inspirations for this production are female power turning malevolent. Female actors in male roles turning Shakespearean theatre
See it if you're tired of the usual ho-hum tragedy and want to see something....different. It has some truly fascinating performances.
Don't see it if you're set on seeing MACBETH. This is decidedly its own entirely new piece.
See it if you're easily won over by the technical wizardry involved with reproducing a lengthy rainstorm onstage.
Don't see it if you assume all-female cast means new insights into the characters. Despite the gender swap, the interpretations here are fairly traditional.
Also Memorable Line: "Here’s the smell of the blood still."
See it if You like to support young actresses in a rendition of a play which is very amateurish and confusing.
Don't see it if You want to see classic Shakespeare. This doesn't even approach it.
See it if you want to learn that the horrible consequences of Macbeth"s ambition are not limited to him and his time..you want a smart production.
Don't see it if you have not read the play or you want to keep your language simple.
See it if You are a fan of the classic play and want to see a twist in it. Enjoy seeing females in roles that have been off limits to them in the past
Don't see it if Lots of fake blood annoys you or you can’t see any changes of place/setting in the Bard’s work.