No Name Collective's witchy Halloween production of Shakespeare's bloody tragedy explores the power of fantasy, duality of virtue, and the edges of our moral limits. More…
The production, presented in a long and cavernous warehouse, will have a contemporary and other-worldly feel. Its guiding principle is that in tragedy, not everything is controlled by fate. Witches make prophesies, but Macbeth makes decisions. When Lady Macbeth implores the spirits to unsex her, her prayers are answered, conjuring a pivotal transformation. This staging explores what would happen if Macbeth and Lady Macbeth were offered new possibilities. The intention is to question the nature of man and to what extent gender affects the outcome of fate. The production also features an original score with a mix of contemporary rhythmic electronic music and mystical, earthy sounds.
See it if You want to support a young theatre company that's just out of acting school. You know someone in the company.
Don't see it if You want a more seasoned theatre company w/the life experience to inhabit their characters & to self-edit company members' contributions.
See it if You enjoy this show and actors at work.
Don't see it if You like professionally staged Shakespeare and don't like to be in the action of the story. This is a small space.
See it if you like Shakespeare experiments and minimal staging. You don't mind sitting for long stretches in uncomfortable chairs.
Don't see it if An opening "prologue" w/no dialogue lasted 30 minutes. It was insulting to the audience, at least to those who stayed awake.
See it if You know the story of MacBeth well enough to follow it without much help from the actors. I love Shakespeare and there were times I was lost
Don't see it if You're expecting a completely re-imagined version of MacBeth