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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

Run Time

90 minutes

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Grisly in its portrayal of corruption and chaos, its actors—an all-female cast playing teenage girls in modern times—hint at something even more gruesome.
Seattle Magazine
Hauntingly brilliant... good men, or in this case good girls, are capable of appalling things.
Broadway World

Lucille Lortel Theatre

121 Christopher Street, New York, NY 10014

Opens May 7th

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