Mac Beth, an all-female re-interpretation of Shakespeare's Macbeth adapted and directed by Erica Schmidt, opens Off-Broadway May 19. Isabelle Fuhrman, Ismenia Mendes, and AnnaSophia Robb star in the Red Bull Theater production at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.
In Schmidt’s production seven girls meet up to do a play in an empty lot outside the city on an autumn afternoon. Using only Shakespeare’s text, they hurl headlong into the unchecked passions of Macbeth as the line between real life and fantasy quickly blurs.
Mac Beth began May 7 and continues through June 9. Sharlene Cruz, Sophie Kelly-Hedrick, Lily Santiago, and Ayana Workman complete the cast.