Such are the slight alterations Alexandre Marine has made in his new adaptation of the Bard's Macbeth, retitled Macbeth.com. The show, presented by Starving Kitten Productions, plays the Sargent Theatre in midtown Manhattan Oct. 8-23.
Macbeth.com is set in the present day, with a war in Iraq and a presidential election as the backdrop.
Marine is a teacher at the Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University and Moscow Art Theatre School. Recent credits include The Idiot by Dostoevsky at Harvard University, Le Suicidaire at Théâtre Deuxième Réalité (Québec) and Anthony and Cleopatra, with the ACRON theatre. This is his directorial debut in New York.
Nick Basta will play Macbeth opposite the Lady Macbeth of Joanna Miles Basta. Also in the cast are Jonathan Kells Phillips.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by calling (212) 868-4444 or by visiting Smarttix.com.