"Lines are blurred between truth and fake news, leadership and tyranny, and this production shines with an earnest honesty to interrogate Shakespeare’s classic text in a way that can only be driven by our modern time’s aggrandization of the self in an increasingly isolating world. While the cast moves deftly through the text with the speed and wit of colloquial conversation, the nods to present-day 2018 troubles are subtle and intellectual rather than literal in Moratti’s concept." Full Review
“A bit of a letdown...Directed by Moratti, who also plays a magnificent Lady Macbeth, this ‘Macbeth’ focused on the occult, and an ambitious and wounded couple’s willingness to delve into the underworld...The most compelling component...is Toni’s costumes and set...There were some notable performances...While some elements of this production didn’t quite work, their willingness to take chances with Shakespeare is more than welcome.” Full Review
“Moratti’s interpretation makes it difficult to engage with the text...The conceit of the production is interesting enough...But ultimately the dynamics end there...It becomes muddled and confusing when actors playing mid-to-minor characters change roles...The text is edited well..The energy of the cast pushes the pulse. One would be remiss to discount the stunning original music...Unfortunately, the lack of nuance onstage ultimately undermines a promising conceit and aesthetic.” Full Review
See it if You like Shakespeare and are open to interpreting the text in ways that might not have been possible in his time.
Don't see it if You are looking for a full blown Broadway musical.
See it if a truly innovative staging of this great work. Great visuals, accessible language, use of music and song
Don't see it if you only want your Shakespeare told as a "straight" play performed exactly as it was written.
See it if You like bold and innovative performances that strive for greatness. A faithful version with a unique take on the staging of the play.
Don't see it if You like more traditional staging and costuming. Do not want music to play a major role. Prefer nuanced and subtle performances.
See it if You enjoy fresh takes on classic plays. This one shakes up Shakespeare.
Don't see it if You want to see Shakespeare told in a classic way. This one is extremely imaginative.
See it if you like great staging and are looking for a different take on a story you might know well. You don't mind sitting through a long play.
Don't see it if you're looking for classical Shakespeare staging, you don't like experimental and innovative plays.
See it if you'd like to experience a fresh take on a familiar tragedy, one that foregrounds & integrates the scenic & sonic elements.
Don't see it if you prefer your Shakespeare traditional.
See it if a different way of presenting Shakespeare would be of interest to you
Don't see it if if you like big productions in a comfortable venue.
Also Actors were all very good, especially T. Colton as Macbeth.
See it if You like Shakespeare and don't mind staging variations to classic plays.
Don't see it if You are looking for something that looks like a traditional Shakespeare play or don't like mild discomfort.
See it if You are a fan of Shakespeare's Scottish play. The acting was powerful. The staging was interesting--reminiscent of a horror film.
Don't see it if You don't have the patience to watch Macbeth in it's entirety.
See it if You're open to a darker, theatrical presentation of Macbeth with song, chant, Kabuki masks and witches as a focal point.
Don't see it if You would dislike experimental Sheakespeare in black box, with both exceptional and weaker acting, and odd casting.
See it if you'd like a new presentation of Shakespeare's play. It has wonderful staging that brings the tale a refreshing look. Choral singing is good
Don't see it if Shakespeare is not for you - the language is still difficult and it is sometimes rapid-fire. Seating and sightline not the best 4 long play
See it if You want to see MacBeth. There were a few scenes that were really well done. Most of it was kind of boring and weird.
Don't see it if You have a Spandex allergy. The costumes and staging were really weird (in a bad way).
See it if You want to support a new theatre ensemble as they navigate their way through some very ambitious work in an intimate setting.
Don't see it if You long for cohesive even direction and acting.
See it if you find the art for the show extremely engaging. (That is what it mostly looks like.) The language is spoken evenly. It's adequate. Boring.
Don't see it if you are well-versed in Macbeth productions and like the intensity, sexuality, and violence that can create edgy, awesome interpretations.
See it if You enjoy experimental theatre. You like non-traditional interpretations of Shakespeare. You want unique staging.
Don't see it if You want to hear.the natural music of the text rather than an off-beat style w/ too much ambient music. You want a classically trained cast.
See it if You are a fan of Shakespeare and are curious to see new and creative presentations of his work. And love having a musical ingredient added.
Don't see it if You aren't willing to put in the work to see and follow a Shakespeare play or are a purist who gets upset with experimentation.
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