About Mac Beth
On an autumn afternoon, in an empty lot outside the city, seven girls meet up to do a play. School uniform tartan transforms in this American urban wasteland. The girls are witches, ghosts, and kings. They hurl headlong into the unchecked passions of Macbeth, as the line between real life and blood fantasy quickly blurs. Through prophecies and smartphones, unexpected resonances emerge from Shakespeare’s dark nightmare of ambition gone awry. These young women discover what's done cannot be undone.
By giving audiences the unfamiliar experience of seeing young women act out a very familiar play, this production of "Mac Beth" seeks to rekindle something of the original shock in the work. This production jolts its audience by restoring primal wildness to Shakespeare’s tragedy.
By William Shakespeare
Adapted and Directed by Erica Schmidt
Featuring Sharlene Cruz, Isabelle Fuhrman, Sophie Kelly-Hedrick, Ismenia Mendes, AnnaSophia Robb, Lily Santiago, and Ayana Workman