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Macbeth (The Art House Theatre)

From 8 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Great staging, Entertaining, Intense

About the show

The Art House Theatre and Film Collective presents a new staging of Shakespeare's bloody tragedy.  More…

A Scottish general Macbeth receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Spurred to action by his wife and the promise of power, he murders King Duncan and takes the throne for himself. Consumed by guilt and paranoia, Macbeth spirals downward on a journey of murder and violence that leaves few unscathed. As the tyrannical ruler rises we see the ripple effects throughout the land. The bloodshed and civil war that follow take Macbeth and Lady Macbeth into the deepest the realms of madness.

Content Warning: This production features scenes of with brief strobe lighting and stage gun violence.


Member Reviews (8)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Absorbing, Great staging, Entertaining, Intense
91
Avg Score

80
Entertaining, Edgy, Absorbing, Intense, Great acting

See it if You enjoy innovative treatment of classic plays, are not a literary purist, do not need big fancy sets, enjoy performance in intimate spaces

Don't see it if You enjoy classic plays presented only as the playwright intended, cannot reconcile seeing modern settings of classic plays

100
Exquisite, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if Your interested in a modern twist on an everlasting classic. This was one of the best shows ever and I'm a creature of the arts.

Don't see it if If you are not into the new age style, modern twists, or an old head!

99
Masterful, Profound, Intense, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if You are ready to be thrilled. The lead actor was engaging from beginning to end. The rest of the case was just as amazing.

Don't see it if If you are not into smaller stages / small casts. The director was very resourceful with this one and found a way to make it work.

99
Refreshing, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You love new, refreshing, underground theatre in NYC.

Don't see it if You prefer large-scale classic, broadway shows.

100
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You like excitement, great acting, and being filled with a mix of emotions.

Don't see it if You have the same mindset as the critic that rated this a 55. Some people just don't seem to appreciate modern twists on classics.

Also Whoever did the casting for this show was amazing. All of the actors p... Read more Read less

95
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Epic, Clever

See it if U appreciate off-off-Broadway shows that will make you question why they aren't on Broadway, and if you appreciate true artistic creativity~

Don't see it if If you only value musicals. This also wouldn't be a good first show to bring a child to.

Also After seeing the show I couldn't stop talking about it with my date. W... Read more Read less

100
Intense, Profound, Masterful, Epic

See it if You are interested in watching an amazing group of actors put a brilliant modern twist onto a Shakespeare classic. Best I've seen!

Don't see it if You are spooked by the thought of witches. Also, if you can't handle seeing fake guns being used to depict acts of violence.

Also While the original is much longer, this rendition of Macbeth packed ev... Read more Read less

100
Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if The addition of media and the great cut of Shakespeare’s classic play made for a timely thought provoking and relevant evening. Wonderful!!

Don't see it if If you’re looking for a light and funny evening at the theatre this wonderful show might not be your cup of tea.


April 28th, 2019
"A production focusing on the titular character's madness and the military context surrounding many of the play's events. The result is an expressive, macho rendition that, at times-because it's so involved in the passion it's trying to generate-fails to clearly tell the story…The actors shift ab...
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