'Macbeth' in a shipping container? Dzieci Theatre presents a ferocious, liberating ceremony, where every performance is totally unique. More…
Shakespeare’s ageless tale of greed, omens, and foul deeds comes alive with a small band of actors, who each take turns spontaneously trading off parts at the drop of a hat. Featuring haunting folk songs from Eastern Europe and a mere handful of props, Dzieci seeks to explore (and explode) the very nature of theater and storytelling.
See it if you want an adventure. The unusual environment emphasizes the ritual & magic at the center of MacBeth. An unique performance experience
Don't see it if you are unfamiliar with Macbeth. The company changes roles using costume pieces to indicate which character they are playing at each moment.
See it if You are interested in a quintessential off-off Broadway immersive theatre experience. Storage container, recycling facility, vodka - check!
Don't see it if you only like classical Shakespeare productions, don't like Brooklyn or sitting on milk crates. But you'd be missing out.
See it if you like unique playing spaces (a shipping container to house the production & audience), generous small theater companies & u know the plot
Don't see it if you're claustrophobic or a Shakespeare purist. The decision to have actors jump in whenever they wish to take over a role makes it muddy.
See it if you aren't freaked out by interactive theater, sing-alongs in other languages, and know the story of Macbeth well. The characters switch off
Don't see it if The seating is overturned milk crates (v. uncomfortable for 95 minutes); they feed you vodka & sausage & make you sing. It's quite mystical.
See it if You like when classics are performed in unique places and small casts that do a lot. Know Macbeth pretty well and like "old country" music.
Don't see it if You can't deal with actors playing more than one part or when actors interact with audience members.
See it if you are looking for something a bit different. Three actors (aided by 3 musicians) trade off all the roles -- and it works remarkably well.
Don't see it if you are claustrophobic or uncomfortable sitting on a milk crate for 90 mins.
See it if you'd like theater as it once was: a community around a "fire" that relied on words, songs, & imagination (not sets, costumes, celebrities).
Don't see it if you expect a big budget, comfy seats, or consistent accents. You're claustrophobic, sensitive to smells, or not familiar w/the story.
See it if You want an experience. Pre-show interactions were fun and charming. The actual show was well acted and the acapella singing was dramatic.
Don't see it if You can't sit on a crate for more than an hour. You need everything to be set up and clear. You don't like dim or self-lit lighting.
See it if You don't mind meeting in a shipping container in a recycling plant. And if you're familiar with Macbeth
Don't see it if You do not know the story of Macbeth, or if you're expecting a traditional play. This is highly experimental but it pays off
See it if you are willing to give yourself over to an experience. You are familiar with Shakespeare's text and open to a no traditional exploration.
Don't see it if you need a literal staging and a comfortable seat.
See it if you want to experience theater in a way you perhaps haven't before and enjoy an immersive, intense experience.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy immersive theater, you are not fond of confined spaces.
See it if you want a good time. No, I mean it. That's this entire thing in a nutshell. I don't need to repeat that it's immersive or that it's indie.
Don't see it if you only want traditional interpretations of Macbeth.
See it if you are an open person who loves a true New York experience and loves Shakespeare in all its glory.
Don't see it if Sitting on a milk crate in a shipping container in a recycling yard in Bushwick does not appeal to you.
See it if You like innovative and creative adaptations of Shakespeare; talented, high-energy actors, and unique, fun audience experiences.
Don't see it if You like traditional theater or the weather is hot (no AC in a shipping container).
See it if You want solid Shakespeare performed in a non-traditional manner w/Eastern European stylings. You enjoy immersive theatre.
Don't see it if You hate closed-in spaces and/or extended periods of darkness. You dislike immersive theatre. You like traditional Shakespeare w/no add-ins.
See it if You want a unique immersive experience with great acting and full commitment to entertaining
Don't see it if You are at all claustrophobic, can't sit on a milkcrate for the duration, hate immersive and loud sounds spook you
See it if you like unconventional stagings of Shakespeare, small casts, and surprisingly excellent acapella music.
Don't see it if you're claustrophobic, or you're a Shakespeare purist
See it if you know your McDuff's from your Banquo's and you want a fresh new take on the Bard's classic tragedy - it's a fantastic evening, enjoy!
Don't see it if intense theatre isn't your sort of thing, you struggle with intimate and tight performance spaces, or if you don't know Macbeth at all
See it if you enjoy style over substance. The concept seems to be this company's only concern, not the text that they're performing.
Don't see it if you don't have a solid grasp of The Scottish Play or want to see actors bring something new or interesting to classic roles.
See it if you know Macbeth pretty well and you want to see a very different, sometimes powerful version of it.
Don't see it if you don't like small spaces or can't sit on a milk crate. Also, if you have social anxiety, DO NOT GET THERE EARLY.
See it if You'd enjoy an evening with Eastern European Shakespearean fortune tellers in a shipping container in a junkyard (uh, recycling center)
Don't see it if You don't like experimental, immersive Shakespeare or Balkan style music, the smell of compost and a close, dark playing space
See it if You're game You like the idea of spitting your troubles into a burning trash barrel You want the Macbeth's punches to shake the walls
Don't see it if You assume Shakespeare is always boring. You think theater is just for watching. Sitting on a milk crate for 1 hr+ would hurt your back.
See it if You like creative, intimate, intense stagings. You're a fan of interpretive physicality, versatile acting, and great ensemble chemistry.
Don't see it if You don't like loud, aggressive interpretations. You aren't familiar with the plot of Macbeth. You're bothered by uncomfortable seating.