The Classical Theatre of Harlem presents a free, family-friendly mounting of Shakespeare's immortal tragedy in Marcus Garvey Park. More…
Framed to reflect the diverse culture and interests of CTH's neighborhood and audience, this interpretation of 'Macbeth' is set in Ethiopia during the time of Haile Selassie (Ethiopia‘s regent from 1916 to 1930 and Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974). It stars CTH's producing artistic director, Obie-winning actor Ty Jones, and Rosalyn Ruff, who played Macbeth and his wife a decade ago in a previous company incarnation of the show.
See it if You'd enjoy a highly talented group of actors putting a modern spin on a Shakespeare classic. Fun, family friendly and entertaining.
Don't see it if You do not enjoy outdoor theater or if you do not like the works of Shakespeare.
See it if you want an outdoor Shakespeare experience this summer that's super-accessible, from the venue to the great acting. Nothing "hard" about it!
Don't see it if You just dislike Shakespeare. But if you're just up to see a good play well done, go for it. High energy, captivating.
See it if you enjoy dance-infused productions, want a night of theater outside without having to sit on the ground, & want to see a great Lady Macbeth
Don't see it if you've never seen Macbeth before (this abridged version could be hard to follow if you don't at least know the plot)
See it if great music, set, and effects on large stage in outdoor setting. Active and compelling production with fine acting; never a dull moment.
Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare dramas and/or outdoor productions in public parks. Otherwise, go.
See it if You love when a Shakespeare show is placed into a new context and the new context is fully embraced
Don't see it if You dislike interpetive Shakespeare
See it if You like theatricality, stylized killings, spectacle, abridged Shakespeare
Don't see it if think mics cause actors to use their voice less, like your Macbeth with blood, want more of a character study
See it if You love engaging Shakespeare. Director Carl Cofield has created a visually stunning production. Ty Jones and Roz Ruff bring heat and light!
Don't see it if You want to miss an unforgettable MACBETH with an original score, a dance company of witches, and expert designs (set, lighting, costumes).