Macbeth (Seeing Place Theater)
Closed 1h 55m
Macbeth (Seeing Place Theater)
79

Macbeth (Seeing Place Theater) NYC Reviews and Tickets

79%
(13 Reviews)
Positive
77%
Mixed
15%
Negative
8%
Members say
Great acting, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Confusing, Entertaining

About the Show

The Seeing Place Theater presents a streamlined, modernized mounting of Shakespeare's iconic tragedy.

Read more Show less

Member Reviews (13)

Sort by:
  • Default
  • Standing in our community
  • Highest first
  • Lowest first
  • Newest first
  • Oldest first
  • Only positive
  • Only negative
  • Only mixed
337 Reviews | 87 Followers
83
Ambitious, Great staging & direction, Inventive, Great stage design & lights, Fine acting

See it if you'd appreciate an up close, modern & wonderfully staged and realized production of the Scottish Play, with fine if uneven performances.

Don't see it if you need period costumes, sets & prosceniums, don't like actors too close to you or like your Shakespeare with needless British accents. Read more

302 Reviews | 82 Followers
85
Great acting, Masterful, Great writing, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy this Shakespearean standard in an intimate theatre facilitating understanding Elizabethan dialog and resonance with contemporaries

Don't see it if you can't stay awake in overheated theatre for 2.5 hours dialogue, little action, no intermission;would benefit from prop Bentham wood moved

265 Reviews | 52 Followers
90
Relatable, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You are interested in a Macbeth and Lady Macbeth whose motivations are actually understandable.

Don't see it if You don't appreciate intimate productions or those that are not fully staged.

172 Reviews | 24 Followers
82
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting, Refreshing

See it if a very well done performance; actor are very convincing, especially the leads; makes great use of a small space

Don't see it if you are not a Shakespeare fan; runs almost 2 hours without an intermission

100 Reviews | 28 Followers
71
Ambitious, Confusing, Great acting, Great lighting, Minimal staging

See it if you are familiar with Macbeth and want to see an intimate well-performed but lowkey production that focuses on the main themes of the play.

Don't see it if you have never read Macbeth. The lines are not easy and heavily symbolic, and some of the speeches were rushed and difficult to understand. Read more

66 Reviews | 9 Followers
92
Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if You love Shakespeare. You like good acting without a lot of whistles and bells. It was extremely well acted--a labor of love!

Don't see it if You have a short attention span. There is no intermission and the play is over two hours long.

34 Reviews | 32 Followers
65
Ambitious, Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if You like seeing fine acting by the leads and an untrimmed Macbeth.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a play that is set, non-stop, on "fast" Read more

28 Reviews | 9 Followers
78
Ambitious, Confusing, Dizzying, Great staging, Masterful

See it if You enjoy Shakespeare and a play with very complex and interesting characters

Don't see it if You're easily confused or don't like Shakespeare

Critic Reviews (2)

Upstage-Downstage
December 21st, 2016

"As an actor, Walker is perfectly suited to this role...Cronican gives us a quieter, more naturalistic Lady Macbeth…The rest of the cast, a mix of Equity and non-Equity actors, does not always mesh in tone, and sometimes the speed of the line readings results in a lack of clarity, but overall this is a strikingly contemporary take on 'the Scottish play' that captures the mood of the country right now and proves once again that Shakespeare's voice is one to be reckoned with for all times."
Read more

More Than The Play Blog
December 10th, 2016

"Director Brandon Walker has a clear vision and insightful understanding of this play. His bare-bones, modern-dress approach intensifies the choices made by the main characters and magnifies the effects their actions have on their senses of self...Together Walker and Cronican are riveting...The ensemble is equally commanding...It is a seamless and fast-paced production. Be sure to see it!"
Read more