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From 20 member  reviews
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. More…

'Macbeth3' is a plunge into the mysteries of murder, Satanic seduction, and gender-bending horror starring Lisa Wolpe, the Producing Artistic Director of the all-female LA Women's Shakespeare Company. Presented in repertory with 'Shakespeare and the Alchemy of Gender.'

Member Reviews (20)


Great acting, Ambitious, Great staging, Intense, Original
Avg Score


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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

Absorbing, Great acting, Shakespearan

See it if You think Shakespeare's great parts shouldn't be restricted by gender or color. You like clever reinventions of classic texts.

Don't see it if You like your Shakespeare in 5 acts where the men play men and women play women.

Ambitious, Indulgent, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Clever

See it if you enjoy new interpretations of old favorites. A solid attempt at a re-imagining with an interesting visual quality. Salamone was great.

Don't see it if you're a purist or expect grand productions in a black box. Macbeth's portrayal was a bit cardboard but the other actors made up for it.

Intense, Dizzying, Entertaining, Clever, Great acting

See it if you appreciate a woman who can do producing/writing/directing also if you are into the gender bending genre in the theater , fastpaced

Don't see it if you don't understand Shakespearean dialogue; don't understand the concept of gender bending; cant keep up with rapid costume changes

Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Confusing

See it if You like an original take on Shakespeare

Don't see it if there are only 3 actors who play all the rolls and it was at times confusing as to who some of the minor characters were.

Great acting, Great writing, Great staging, Intense, Absorbing

See it if you love seeing non-traditional interpretations of Shakespeare and longer plays being stripped down to their essence.

Don't see it if you've never read or seen Macbeth before (this version might be too confusing), or if you're uncomfortable with actors cross-dressing.

Indulgent, Great staging, Ambitious, Entertaining, Original

See it if It was like Wolpe & her 2 costars were in two different plays: they weren't as good as her & she was in drag & they were not. 'Great sets!

Don't see it if You don't know Macbeth well. It'd B frustrating & confusing 4 those unfamiliar w/ Macbeth. Casting could've been better. 'Great adaptation!

Great acting, Interesting concept, Original

See it if You like to support small theatre productions, strong Shakespearean acting, wonderfully-executed gender bending, dystopian settings.

Don't see it if You dislike low budget sets/costumes.

Intense, Trying too hard, missed the mark, noteworthy effort

See it if You like new interpretations of the Bard. Uneven acting and mixed gender roles never quite gels. Applaud the effort, not the production

Don't see it if You're not into Shakespeare. You know nothing about Shakespeare. You've never heard of Shakespeare.

Great acting, Intense, Original, Thought-provoking, Must see

See it if Taut Shakespeare adaptation works on every level. Perfect gender blended casting becomes invisible. Small theater, intense experience.

Don't see it if You don't know Macbeth at all, or you want everything to be predictable.

Great acting, Great staging, Masterful

See it if A fan of Shakespeare enjoy one person playing multiple roles.

Don't see it if If you don't like Shakespeare .

Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if you are intrigued by gender bending and new adaptations of classic shows.

Don't see it if you are a purist or if you don't know Macbeth!

Great acting, Great staging, Masterful, Intense

See it if You can't imagine Macbeth completed in less than 3 or3.5 hrs.

Don't see it if You're closed minded.

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 cl...
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