Already closed | 2h 0m | Brooklyn

Macbeth (No Name Theatre Collective)

From 13 member  reviews
Members say: Ambitious, Great acting, Edgy, Clever, Absorbing

About the show

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.

2h 0m | Already closed | The Yard (Brooklyn)

Member Reviews (13)

MEMBERS SAY:

Ambitious, Great acting, Edgy, Clever, Absorbing

88
Clever, Great acting, Refreshing, Great staging

See it if You like a reimagining of a classic drama.

Don't see it if If you only like traditional staging of a classic drama.

Also The opening with the 3 witches was very different & long (25 mins.) wi... Read more Read less

90
Ambitious, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Enchanting

See it if You like new twists on established stories

Don't see it if If you don't like significant changes tho how the classics are done.

100
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Resonant

See it if You like reinterpretations of Shakespeare's plays that play with gender and setting

Don't see it if You are a Shakespeare purist and don't like seeing the text edited and cut down.

Also It's a small scale found space production that makes good use of it's ... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Edgy, Intense

See it if You want to see theatre in a unique setting. You want a bold interpretation of classic Shakespearean text.

Don't see it if You want to see something light.

Also This production is earnestly directed and performed by it's young cast... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Refreshing, Edgy, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy fresh takes on classical texts!

Don't see it if You don't want to trek out to the BK Navy Yard.

Also This show is captivating - fast paced, intelligent, gruesome, edgy, th... Read more Read less

90
Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting

See it if you like new interpretations of Shakespeare, are interested in gender issues, young contemporary companies and theater in found spaces.

Don't see it if you like traditional interpretations of Shakespeare.


November 2nd, 2017
“This particular production reminded me why the works of this playwright continue to be produced frequently...Arguably, the strongest aspect of this production was the way it was staged and its overall ambiance and atmosphere...In terms of the acting, the cast of this production overall was decen...
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