Macbeth

Theater

Drama

Hell's Kitchen

Until Sat May 26 2012

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  • Photograph: Carol Rosegg

    47th Street Theater. By Williams Shakespeare. Dir. Ron Russell. With Ty Jones, Richard Easton. 2hrs. One intermission.

  • Photograph: Carol Rosegg

    47th Street Theater. By Williams Shakespeare. Dir. Ron Russell. With Ty Jones, Richard Easton. 2hrs. One intermission.

  • Photograph: Carol Rosegg

    47th Street Theater. By Williams Shakespeare. Dir. Ron Russell. With Ty Jones, Richard Easton. 2hrs. One intermission.

  • Photograph: Carol Rosegg

    47th Street Theater. By Williams Shakespeare. Dir. Ron Russell. With Ty Jones, Richard Easton. 2hrs. One intermission.

Photograph: Carol Rosegg

47th Street Theater. By Williams Shakespeare. Dir. Ron Russell. With Ty Jones, Richard Easton. 2hrs. One intermission.

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treybella27

Epic's production of Macbeth is fantastic. It's a unique update of a classic play. You'll be surprised to see a diverse cast of actors who give amazing strong performances.To keep this play fresh, the director made use of current technology and incorporated video into the performance in a way that's seamless and useful. There are certain aspects of the play that are presented in a way that's unusual. The witches, for example, play a more prominent role in the story. They're exciting to watch. You definitely will not be bored. You'll be surprised by how the director has managed to bring something new to a play that's been done over and over again.

Brandt

A thoroughly engaging and consistently surprising take on this play. Epic's production is, by far, the clearest production of Macbeth I have ever seen. Its vision is fresh while remaining true to the text, making a play that I have often found inaccessible seem, all of the sudden, extremely powerful and relevant. The clarity with which the text is spoken and the story is framed is aided greatly by the diversity of the cast, which is unmatched by anything else I have seen on the New York stage in recent memory. This brought Macbeth (the play and the character) into the world in which I (and, hopefully, you) live (minus the witches (which, btw, are insanely delightful/hilarious/terrifying in this show)). It is the type of theater I want to see: theater that speaks to me while not speaking ONLY to me and people that look like me (white people, in case you were wondering). Parenthetical asides aside, I'd recommend this show to anyone. It takes Macbeth's story off of the dreaded pedestal and delivers it and all its complexities in a way that is not modern for the sake of being modern, but for the sake of being present with and delightful to the people in the room.