Already closed | 1h 30m | Queens

Macbeth

From 71 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious, Intense, Masterful

About the show

Expressionistic staging takes the audience into the mind of Shakespeare's Macbeth. More…

From his bloody rise to the throne through his paranoid reign and down into the all-consuming depths of his madness, this is a fast-paced and visceral production swarming with witches and demons, guilt and treachery, war, and murder upon murder that careens toward its climax. When lust for power takes over Macbeth, all hell literally breaks loose.

1h 30m | Already closed | The Secret Theatre (Queens)

Member Reviews (71)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious, Intense, Masterful
86
Avg Score

80
Ambitious, Great acting, Edgy, Masterful

See it if The Alan Cumming one-man Macbeth was a tour de force. Stirring and deeply troubling.

Don't see it if You're not familiar with the text - it's a bold interpretation and requires you to keep up.

65
Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Slow

See it if You appreciate Shakespeare and can appreciate extreme rewrites of his work

Don't see it if You are a Shakespeare purist

69
Clever, Confusing, Great staging, Intense, Original

See it if You enjoy a classic Shakespeare story.

Don't see it if You're not into Shakespeare.

79
Ambitious, Epic, Thought-provoking, Profound, Great writing

See it if You're in Santa Barbara and can get tix at ETC

Don't see it if You haven't read the Wikipedia plot summary first.

75
Great acting, Great writing, Slow, Raunchy, Overrated

See it if You enjoy the classic works.

Don't see it if Easily offended by sexual innuendo--some stagings play on those tones

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Resonant

See it if You love Shakespeare or Game of Thrones.

Don't see it if You can't stand violence.

100
Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Great writing, Riveting

See it if You love Shakespeare.

Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare.

81
Absorbing

See it if You enjoy Shakespeare

Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare

90
Absorbing, Ambitious, Masterful, Resonant

See it if you enjoy Shakespearean tragedies

Don't see it if you didn't like your English class

60
Slow, Intense, Epic, Confusing, Thought-provoking

See it if You love Shakespeare and classical theater

Don't see it if You don't understand the language and hates straight plays

85
Great acting, Great writing, Epic, Masterful, Slow

See it if you read the play, are a Shakespeare fan, or enjoy dramatic shows

Don't see it if you can't stand blood, or are looking for a comedic show

100
Spellbinding, Resonant, Dizzying, Profound, Masterful

See it if you are interested in the workings of the human psyche. No other play explores the interaction of love and ambition so masterfully.

Don't see it if you are afraid of ghosts. The shade in this play is the kind of regret we all have, and the protagonist doesn't escape it.

87
Clever, Enchanting, Quirky, Refreshing, Intelligent

See it if You want to see a refreshing version of an old classic.

Don't see it if You're looking for baroque scenery and costumes.

76
Clever, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Intense

See it if You love Shakespeare's plays.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of classic writing.

90
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if you are in the mood for a spooky, gory show.

Don't see it if you prefer Shakespeare's comedies. Not much to laugh at here.

89
Absorbing, Enchanting, Ambitious, Great acting, Refreshing

See it if You love a good classic Shakespeare story.

Don't see it if Classical Shakespeare does not interest you.

92
Absorbing, Confusing, Exquisite, Epic, Masterful

See it if You are a fan of classic Shakespeare, if you want to experience Shalespeare on stage, or if you would like to see an epic tale unfold.

Don't see it if You are not interested in long, difficult words, or if you feel like you are easily confused.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Epic, Great writing, Intense

See it if you love Shakespeare

Don't see it if you flunked high school English

82
Absorbing, Intense, Satisfying, Edgy, Riveting

See it if You like Shakespeare & sword fighting & witches.

Don't see it if You are easily freaked out by ghosts or spells or a stick of baby heads.

100
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Resonant, Intense

See it if You love Shakespeare and Elizabethan theatre, tragedy, witches, and Scotland.

Don't see it if You have no interest in Shakespeare, find Elizabethan theatre dull, or would rather watch Jersey Shore

74
Ambitious, Dated, Epic, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if you understand and read the book.

Don't see it if you don't like literature.

64
Confusing, Edgy, Epic, Intelligent, Great staging

See it if You like Shakespeare and his works.

Don't see it if You don't like death and people going crazy

100
Masterful, Relevant, Intense, Actor teacher

See it if you love drama, action and suspense.

Don't see it if You don't like revenge and death.

77
Intense, Great writing, Masterful, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if you like classic tales

Don't see it if you dislike shakespeare

98
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if I love to see the many interpretations of Shakespeare and Colm Fiore was the best ever!

Don't see it if it is for everyone, however not light drama.


May 3rd, 2015
"The more interesting take is to explore Macbeth as a tragic figure, a lesser man who cannot handle the gravity of the brutal actions he must perform to ascend to the throne. It makes for a far more interesting and compelling study of the human psyche....There’s never a shortage of action. It rem...
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