Already closed | 1h 4m | East Village

Till Birnam Wood... (FringeNYC)

From 20 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Intense, Clever, Riveting, Ambitious

About the show

Part of FringeNYC: Encounter the witches, slip on your blindfold, and fall into the darkness of Macbeth's Scotland. Till Birnam an immersive, sensory experience of Shakespeare's darkest work, literally. Audience members experience this fast-paced and intense production completely blindfolded. More…

Categories: Drama, National. From John Schultz Presents. Written by William Shakespeare. Directed by John Schultz.

1h 4m | Already closed | DROM (East Village)

Member Reviews (20)


Absorbing, Intense, Clever, Riveting, Ambitious
Avg Score

Riveting, Profound, Masterful, Great acting, Original

See it if Fans of Shakespeare. Open to a new theatrical experience

Don't see it if Afraid of the dark. Need to see, not just hear.

Disappointing, Ambitious, Cliched

See it if you are interested in the creation of soundscape / interested in re-staging of a Shakespeare work

Don't see it if can't follow the Shakespeare language

Riveting, Intense, Great acting, Clever

See it if You're open to new sensory experiences, like Macbeth, want an interesting experience

Don't see it if you get scared or overwhelmed by sensory input easily, if you know nothing about Macbeth

Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Exquisite, Ambitious

See it if You want to experience a truly unique and fantastic show. Absolutely entrancing!

Don't see it if If you're looking for something lighthearted...I mean COME ON, this is Macbeth we're talking about!

Clever, Absorbing, Original

See it if You like original productions of Shakespeare, are comfortable in the dark, are familiar with Macbeth.

Don't see it if You have problems wearing a blindfold, are hard of hearing, or don't like feeling spooked.

Absorbing, Enchanting, Exquisite, Edgy, Intense

See it if You are familiar with Macbeth & enjoy inventive theatre. I honestly do not understand how anyone who's into Shakespeare could not love it

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable being blindfolded. Seriously though, this needs to be remounted somewhere.

Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent, Intense, Riveting

See it if you love Macbeth

Don't see it if you don't know Macbeth very well - since you're blindfolded you might get lost if you don't know the story.

Absorbing, Original, Riveting, Clever, Great staging

See it if If you know Macbeth, or never heard of it.

Don't see it if edgy different experiences bother you. And of course if you're afraid of the dark.

Exquisite, Masterful, Intense, Must see, Riveting

See it if you seek a truly immersive, all-encompassing theatrical experience that will leave you physiologically affected. Absolutely breathtaking.

Don't see it if the idea of not being able to see the movement of performers around you is too scary to deal with; you want a traditional theatre experience

Thought-provoking, Original, Entertaining, Absorbing, Sensory

See it if You want a unique take on Macbeth. This is a sensory theatre experience.

Don't see it if You don't like to do new and exciting things.

Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Intense, Refreshing

See it if You want to experience Macbeth in an exhilarating journey of the non visual senses. A wonderfully atmospheric adaptation, so original.

Don't see it if You fear your own imaginative power or are uncomfortable about being spooked.

Great acting, Fun, Confusing, Intense

See it if you enjoy Shakespeare well told, old time radio, and books on tape.

Don't see it if you don't know Macbeth pretty well already.

Ambitious, Intense, Confusing

See it if you want to see a show where they are actually trying to be different. Stands out.

Don't see it if you are looking for a thoughtful adaptation that makes the most of the concept. But it hits marks at times for sure.

Absorbing, Edgy, Resonant

See it if You really love Shakespeare or are just looking for a unique theatrical experience.

Don't see it if You think it's going to be highly interactive like a Sleep no More type of production

Original, Riveting, Masterful, Intense, Absorbing

See it if You want to experience Shakespeare in a brand new (and terrifying!) way

Don't see it if You're absolutely terrified of the dark and think you'll pee yourself

Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Great acting, Refreshing

See it if You want to hear Shakespeare performed well and enjoy being scared.

Don't see it if You aren't open to new experiences or don't like being blindfolded.

Absorbing, Edgy, Intense, Resonant, Riveting

See it if You love Shakespeare, horror, and unique theatrical experiences

Don't see it if You're a scaredy cat

Entertaining, Ambitious, Enchanting, Clever, Intense

See it if you are interested in Shakespeare and innovative theater experiences.

Don't see it if you don't like being blindfolded.

Ambitious, Entertaining, Clever, Refreshing, Original

See it if you want a new way to experience a Shakespeare classic. It's a fresh and exciting assault on your aural and olfactory senses.

Don't see it if you're afraid of the dark.

Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Edgy

See it if You're up for a new experience and want an all in sensory experience.

Don't see it if You're scared of being blindfolded.

August 16th, 2016
“A ‘blindfolded theatrical experience,’ and it’s hard to know exactly what director John Schultz sees in this concept...Our other senses are only fitfully engaged: There are sounds and a few piped-in smells (the Pinesol-scented air of the forest), but nothing by way of touch or taste. Although th...
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August 15th, 2016
“By no means a revolutionary new take on ‘Macbeth,’ it is a refreshing way to enjoy a piece considerably overdone in the last couple of years...Manages to control the somewhat frenzied movement of the story without any visual cues. By leaving so much of what we 'see' as an audience to the imagina...
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August 16th, 2016
"No question Shakespeare's language dominates here, with all the hallucinatory power that is woven into the dramatic fabric of 'Macbeth.' And though you won't see the acting ensemble on stage (unless you peek), you will sense their presence and listen to their virtuosity…True, 'Till Birnam Wood' ...
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August 12th, 2016
"The formidable ensemble of eight is not confined to a traditional stage, but moves freely around the space and the audience...Schultz’s direction is acute, his design effective, and his concept impactful, as he and his cast demolish the fourth wall and thrust us into the midst of the tumultuous ...
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