Macbeth3 NYC Reviews and Tickets

76%
(20 Reviews)
Positive
75%
Mixed
20%
Negative
5%
Members say
Great acting, Ambitious, Great staging, Intense, Original

About the Show

HERE presents Lisa Wolpe's one-hour, three-person adaptation of Shakespeare's bloody tragedy.

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Member Reviews (20)

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Great acting, Ambitious, Clever, Edgy, Intelligent

See it if You love language & brilliant actors plying their craft in a stripped-down Shakespeare that concisely cuts to its essence, truth & heart.

Don't see it if You like your Shakespeare straight – unabridged & full of artifice, & don't care if you miss the disarming, exhilarating Lisa Wolpe.

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Disappointing

See it if You're interested in how they cut the script for three actors and a one hour run time. You like Mad Maxesque costumes.

Don't see it if You hate one-note performances.

84
Clever, Great staging, Indulgent, Original

See it if If you like Shakespeare played in one hour and like some creativity in its' production.

Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare and know nothing about the play Macbeth.

75
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great staging, Edgy

See it if you like Shakespeare & interesting gender-bending productions of his plays.

Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare, or unconventional versions of his work

74
Clever, Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Original

See it if you like shakespeare done in a new gender bending way

Don't see it if You are a traditionalist when it comes to classic Shakespearian theater.

65
Ambitious, Disappointing, Original

See it if you want to see a trimmed-down CliffsNotes-version of the play with only three actors.

Don't see it if you're expecting new revelations due to the gender-swapping...or if you're a Shakespeare purist.

66
Ambitious, Edgy, Confusing, Dizzying, Intense

See it if If you like Shakespeare in any form, if you like truncated Shakesoeare and unique casting.

Don't see it if If you don't like over the top intensity, multiple roles per actor or huge edits or the set of Cats. Macbeth on steroids

81
Ambitious, Great acting, Intense, Resonant, Great staging

See it if you like-Shakespeare-great dramatic performances-small intimate venues-great staging/costume design-talented actors juggling multiple roles

Don't see it if you-aren't familiar with Macbeth-want live music-don't like actors taking on multiple rules-don't like Shakespeare

Critic Reviews (1)

The Drunken Odyssey
August 2nd, 2016

“Fewer characters, blended scenes, and one single simple set throughout brought in a resounding applause a little over an hour later. ‘Macbeth3’ is as dark as Shakespeare’s original vision, if not darker and maybe a little more satanic. Lisa Wolpe’s execution of this gender-bent tragic tale is clever and, in comparison to other Shakespeare renditions, revolutionary.”
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